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30 Hiking Quotes

30 Hiking Quotes

1. Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings.-John Muir


2. There are two kinds of climbers, those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.-Alex Lowe


3. No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied—it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.-Ansel Adams


4. Set loose, a child would run down the paths, scramble up the rocks, lie on the earth. Grown-ups more often let their minds do the running, scrambling, and lying, but the emotion is shared. It feels good to be here.-David Miller


5. If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.-Raymond Inmon


6. In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.-John Muir


7. Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.-Nemann Buhl

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8. 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.-John Muir


9. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.-Edward Abbey


10. You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.-Amit Kalantri


11. I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.-Wislawa Szymborska


12. Mountains are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.-Anatoli Boukreev


13. The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountainhe is inspired by it.-William Artur Ward


14. Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.-John Muir


15. Mountain hikes instilled in me a life-long urge to get to the top of any inviting summit or peak.-Paul D. Boyer

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16. Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.-Jack Kerouac


17. You never climb the same mountain twice, not even in memory. Memory rebuilds the mountain, changes the weather, retells the jokes, remakes all the moves.-Lito Tejada-Flores


18. Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.-Anatoli Boukreev


19. I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was a place I never had to go, for this earth was greater than any paradise.-Daniel J. Rice


20. Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.-William Blake


21. On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being. A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but also reminds us: Wow, there’s a big old world out there.-Ken Ilgunas


22. Climbing is as close as we can come to flying.-Margaret Young


23. The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.-Sam Cummings


24. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.-John Muir


25. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.-Ralph Waldo Emerson


26. Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.-Diane Spicer


27. Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.-Henry David Thoreau


28. You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.-Terri Guillemets


29. The long distance hiker, a breed set apart, from the likes of the usual pack. He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail; Long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back.-M.J. Eberhart


30. Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.-Dag Hammarskjold


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