"There is something odd about walking. It is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old man wants to never give up doing. But in between we travel on wheels (above and below ground), on saddles, on ships, on planes, on buses, or on trains. Yet doing it the easiest way, by shanks' mare, on foot, almost never occurs to us...even when we go to mail a letter. It takes a power failure or a transit strike to give us back our legs." -Aaron Sussman and Ruth Goode, Magic of Walking
Don't you think the best mode of transportation is via hiking/walking? Just a simple thought for the day.
The current temp today is 64.5F with a low last night of 57F. Forecast is partly cloudy for the duration of the day. Happy walking!
I couldn't agree more with today's quote about walking. They call it hiking when you're on a mountain trail, but hiking is not limited to those forest paths at all. Some like to set and break records for hiking a route, or hiking all the possible trails in a given area. More power to them, but that's not for me. My AT trail name is "Slowwalker" and that sums it up about how I hike. Just get out there and do it. When I walk or hike up to the Lodge I want to take in every moment along the way; sometimes the trek is physically difficult for me, sometimes it just doesn't last quite long enough, but I'm doing it nonetheless. And as I always like to say: No matter where you go, there you are. G'day
8/14/2016 10:21:46 am
I agree we are just in too much of a hurry to get somewhere only to go back to where we started. The majority of the fun of life is the journey. When we get together we talk about places we've been but more often then not we talk about the past, the journey, and about the friends we have met on our journey to today. As the old saying goes you have to stop and smell the roses from time to time.
8/14/2016 10:24:58 am
Well put Doug. Hiking is about doing what you love, no matter where the trail may be. It's the challenge one seeks. Happy hiking y'all.
tomk in SC
8/14/2016 03:20:57 pm
There's a poem I know of that has that line. By Robert Hastings. I think it is called the journey or something like that. It starts "We are travelling by train. . ." hope that's enough to find it!
8/14/2016 11:27:09 pm
Doug, I agree. I'm more interested in seeing everything along the way than just getting to the destination as fast as I can. I like to absorb all the sights and sounds of the journey. If your trail name is "slowwalker" then mine would be "slower walker". Ha!
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