If you enjoy walking in the mountains or following a track between the trees, you will also enjoy these proverbs and quotes about hiking.
A garden should feel like a walk in the woods.
After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value.
George Macauley Trevelyan
After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile.
All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.
Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake!
Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.
Hiking is just walking where it's okay to pee.
Hiking is the best workout! You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out. And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself.
I can only meditate when I am walking. When I stop, I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.
I dream of hiking into my old age.
I dressed and went for a walk – determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer.
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
Henry David Thoreau
I hate all those weathermen, too, who tell you that rain is bad weather. There's no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, so get yourself a sexy raincoat and live a little.
I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
Rosalia de Castro
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark
If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.
It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.
My best days are spent with mountains and trees.
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
Once I dreamt of a form of poetry created by the sound of feet walking in the grass.
One step at a time is good walking.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends.
Tom Brown, Jr.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way.
Walking is a man's best medicine.
Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.
What a joy walking is. All the cares of life, all the hopeless, inept fuckwits that God has strewn along the Bill Bryson Highway of Life suddenly seem far away and harmless, and the world becomes tranquil and welcoming and good.
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What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.
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