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383 Best Inspirational Hiking Quotes And Instagram Captions

1. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.“ – Albert Einstein


2. “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.”


3. “Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is.”


4. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


5. “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”


6. “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley


7. “Over the mountains and through the woods, down the river and up the valley, over the boulders and through the stream to nobody’s house I go.”


8. “Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.” – Sonja Yoerg


9. “The view up here is breathtaking, and I know it’s all downhill from here.”


10. “Life should have more mountains and less stress.”


11. “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”


12. “Always take the scenic route.”


13. Bop Peoples (famous Appalachian Trail Angel) quotes from Reddit:


14. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”


15. “Let’s not mince words: Everest doesn’t attract a whole lot of well-balanced folks. The self-selection process tends to weed out the cautious and the sensible in favor of those who are single-minded and incredibly driven. Which is a big reason the mountain is so dangerous.” – Jon Krakauer


16. “Hiking and happiness go hand in hand or foot in boot.”


17. “Feeling LOW? Go to the mountains.”


18. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.” – Henry David Thoreau


19. “Anywhere is ‘within walking distance’.”


20. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned from hiking, it’s that the early bird gets the face full of spider webs.”


21. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.“ – Gary Snyder


22. “We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” – Robert Sweetgall


23. “If you turn left at the next logging road, he said, and walk a quarter of a mile, you come to a dock on a lake, with an air horn hanging off it. You honk the air horn, and someone comes and picks you up in a boat, and they take you to this place where there's pizza and showers and cold beer!” ― Lucy Letcher's (author) experience on the AT, The Barefoot Sisters Southbound


24. “If everyone in the world took care of each other the way folks do out on the trail, and if everyone approached each day with as much hope and optimism as hikers do, the world would be a better place.” – Jon Tullis


25. “There is no WiFi in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.”


26. “Not all who wander are lost”


27. “The mountains were there and so was I.”


28. “Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.”


29. “I could never resist the call of the trail.” – Buffalo Bill


30. Leave the road, take the trails.. – Pythagoras


31. “Trails are routes to remembrance just as they are routes to knowledge.”


32. “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


33. “I don’t like following in people’s footsteps; I like making my own trail.” – The Miz


34. “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, The Dharma Bums


35. I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.. - G.M. Trevelyan


36. “It’s not where you go, but who you go with.”


37. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”


38. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.”


39. If you’re going through hell, keep going.. - Winston Churchill


40. “In the mountains, there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.” – Rusty Baillie


41. If you face the rest of your life with the spirit you show on the trail, it will have no choice but to yield the same kind of memories and dreams.. - Adrienne Hall, A Journey North: One Woman's Story of Hiking the Appalachian Trail


42. “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” – Richard Branson


43. “I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.” — Mary Davis


44. “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary


45. “I considered my options. There were only two and they were essentially the same. I could go back in the direction I had come from, or I could go forward in the direction I intended to go.” – Cheryl Strayed


46. “The closer you are to nature, the further you are from idiots.”


47. “Hike more, worry less.”


48. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” – John Muir


49. There’s snow place like the mountains.. - Anonymous


50. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.”


51. “Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Si’ahl


52. “Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.”


53. “A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis


54. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”


55. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.”


56. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”


57. “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.”


58. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


59. Hiking’s not for everyone. Notice the wilderness is mostly empty.. – Sonja Yoerg


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


61. If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.. - A Bitter Hiker


62. “In the woods we return to reason and faith.”


63. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” — Sue Fitzmaurice


64. “Hike your own hike to health.” – Harken Headers, Health & Not Screwing It Up


65. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” - Frank A. Clark


66. “Happiness is hiking with friends”


67. Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.. - Jennifer Pharr Davis, Appalachian Trail Record Holder


68. “We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.”


69. “Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau


70. Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” - Earl Shaffer


71. “Moments of solitude with Mother Nature is sunshine to a soul.” — Anthony Douglas Williams


72. “What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally sh** myself lifeless.” – Bill Bryson


73. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits” – Harley King


74. “Wander often. Wonder always.”


75. “When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.”


76. “We all walk in different shoes.”- Kenneth Cole


77. “You can’t climb up a mountain, with downhill thoughts.”


78. “The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. Always there will be the lonely ridge, the dancing beck, the silent forest; always there will be the exhilaration of the summits. These are for the seeking, and those who seek and find while there is still time will be blessed both in mind and body.”


79. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.”


80. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.”


81. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”


82. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” - Jack Kerouac


83. “All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.”


84. Fall down seven times and stand up eight.. - Japanese Proverb


85. “I will go hiking here or there, I will go hiking everywhere.”


86. “To be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… these are some of the rewards of the simple life.” – John Burroughs


87. “Walking gets the feet moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.” – Terri Guillemets


88. “I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don’t think of anything but the people I care about and the view.” – Julian Lennon


89. “Fall down seven times and stand up eight.”


90. “Life is better in hiking boots.”


91. To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live.. - Tenzing Norgay


92. “When everything feels like an uphill struggle, Just think of the view from the top.”


93. “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone.”


94. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain”


95. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”


96. It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.. – Sir Edmund Hillary


97. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”


98. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.”


99. A vagrant is everywhere at home.. - Martial


100. “Go out, go out I beg of you and taste the beauty of the wild. Behold the miracle of the earth with all the wonder of a child.”


101. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.”


102. “Always hike with someone in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.“


103. “I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm.” – John Mackey


104. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.. - John Muir


105. “Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.”


106. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”


107. “Remember to look up to the stars, not down to your feet.” – Stephen Hawking


108. “Fact: Hiking is actually just walking, only on dirt or rocks or other uneven surfaces. Or walking where an animal larger than you can kill and eat you.”


109. “You keep me safe, I’ll keep you wild.”


110. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”


111. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley


112. Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.. - Hermann Buhl


113. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” – Hermann Buhl


114. “The closer you are to nature the further you are from idiots.”


115. “Let’s travel together and get lost in beautiful places.”


116. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”


117. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.” – John Ruskin


118. “I have a restless spirit. The need to roam and explore this earth is in my soul.”


119. “A tourist follows a trail; a mountaineer finds one.” – Reinhold Messner


120. “I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.” – Chelsea Cain


121. “Some women want diamonds… Others just want a hammock, a campfire, and some peace & quiet.”


122. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” – Robert W. Service


123. Actions peak louder than words.. - Anonymous


124. “It is quite possible to leave your home for a walk in the early morning air and return a different person – beguiled, enchanted.” – Mary Ellen Chase


125. “Hiking side effects include sweating, euphoria and general awesomeness.”


126. We don’t stop hiking because we grow old, we grow old because we stop hiking.. - Finis Mitchel


127. “The best view comes after the hardest climb.”


128. “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.”


129. Slow down! Don’t you Everest?. - Anonymous


130. “For hiking is one of those things that you can only do when you have the determination in you.”


131. “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.”


132. “I have a therapist. Her name Is nature.”


133. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.” – Sir Martin Conway.


134. “Hiking is the only slightly less ugly stepsister of running.” – Lindy Hughes


135. “Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”


136. “Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.”


137. “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.”


138. The mountains are calling and I must go.. - John Muir


139. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills


140. “Camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.” — Yvonne Prinz


141. “Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.”


142. “The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.” – Jacqueline Schiff


143. “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir


144. “Open your senses to quiet the noise in your head.”


145. “Remember to look up to the stars, not down to your feet.”


146. “Camping is not a date; its an endurance test. If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home.”


147. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.. - Hamlin Garland


148. “It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises, and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.” – Cheryl Strayed: Wild


149. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


150. “Coffee, Mountains, Adventure.”


151. You won, this time. But you are as big as you are ever going to get. And I’m still growing.. - Sir Edmund Hillary


152. “If you’re on the right path it will always be uphill” – Henry B. Eyring


153. “A crude meal, no doubt, but the best of all sauces is hunger.” - Edward Abbey


154. “I just wanna kick it in the woods with my birches”.


155. “There are two kinds of climbers: those who climb because their heart sings when they’re in the mountains, and all the rest.”


156. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.”


157. “I don’t get it. The trail looked so flat on the map.”


158. “You can’t find happiness at the end of your journey if you didn’t bring it with you all along.” – Katrina Mayer


159. “All good things are wild and free.”


160. “We don’t stop hiking because we grow old. We grow old because we stop hiking.” – Finis Mitchell


161. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


162. “Move the body, still the mind.”


163. “When preparing to climb a mountain – pack a light heart.” – Dan May


164. “If you think you’ve peaked, find a new mountain.”


165. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” - John Muir


166. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.”


167. “The best way out is always through.”


168. “An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau


169. “Happiest wherever I can wear hiking shoes.”


170. “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.”


171. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”


172. “DEET is nature's cologne.” - Every Hiker


173. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.. - Lao Tzu


174. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”


175. “I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.”


176. “The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot” – Werner Herzog


177. “Remember to turn everything off once a week including your brain and walk somewhere quiet.”


178. “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”


179. “I love walking because it clears your mind, enriches the soul, takes away stress, and opens up your eyes to a whole new world.” – Claudette Dudley


180. “If you are in a bad mood, go for a walk. If you are still in a bad mood, go for another walk.” —Hippocrates


181. “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.”


182. “Days of slow walking are very long: they make you live longer because you have allowed every hour, every minute, every second to breathe, to deepen, instead of filling them up by straining the joints.” – Frédéric Gros


183. Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.. - Yvon Chouinard


184. “Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.” – Hamlin Garland


185. I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.. - Cheryl Strayed: Wild


186. Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.. - Cindy Ross


187. “The most dangerous thing you can do in life is play it safe.’’


188. “I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.”


189. “I just wanna kick it in the woods with my birches.”


190. “Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens


191. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”


192. “Thoughts come clearly while one walks.” – Thomas Mann


193. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Dr. Seuss


194. “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


195. Where the signposts end, the trail begins.. - Marty Rubin


196. “And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.”


197. Anywhere is 'within walking distance'.. - Anonymous Hiker


198. “Walking is a man’s best medicine”


199. “Not all who wander are lost.” – JRR Tolkien


200. Catching those first views of layered mountains, endlessly folding over each other like a giant blue blanket, tears sprung unbidden to my eyes. I had made it. And though I was indeed alone, I felt as if I was in the best company in the world.. - Thru-hiker, Chris. Rad. Carter, on the Katahdin summit AT2021


201. “Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.”


202. “It feels good to be lost in the right direction”


203. “It is the mountain that has been calling me, and it’s time to answer.” – Susan Jagannath


204. “You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” – Sue Fitzmaurice


205. “I love walking in the woods, along the trails, by the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.” – Grace Kelly


206. “The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.”


207. “Stop following others and create your own path in life.”


208. “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


209. “In life, it’s not where you go; it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz


210. “I’ve fallen in love with adventures, so I begin to wonder, if that’s why I’ve fallen for you.” – E. Grin


211. “The wild woman has a deep love of nature; a love for the ancient mother. Though possibly misunderstood, it has always been in her. When she goes into the wilderness, a part of her soul is going home.” — Shikoba


212. Taking on this trek with my disabilities in mind, I never thought my body and mind could handle it. Over the past 5 months I have done a lot of crying and talking but I also learned to finally be comfortable with the silence, with being alone. I have developed healthy relationships with my body and my people.. - Thru-hiker, Ginger “Babs” Slentz, at the Northern Terminus PCT2021


213. “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis


214. Walking is a man's best medicine.. - Hippocrates


215. “Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”


216. Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.. - Carrie Latet


217. “There’s no one I’d rather walk the trails with than you.”


218. “May the forest be with you.”


219. “It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.”


220. “There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” – Sir Rannulph Fiennes


221. “Bring a compass. It’s awkward when you have to eat your friends.“


222. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”


223. “Walking brings me back to myself.” – Laurette Mortimer


224. “Trails enabled me to better see the world, to notice fine aspects invisible from an airplane, the most basic things we miss. Seeing life at a pace at which you can actually observe nuance, the speed of stepping, the beautiful inspiring texture of “plain” reality becomes visible—God smiling in the detail.” – Aspen Matis


225. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Kerouac


226. “If you’ve ever walked a mile into a virgin forest – you know, like a deep forest where trees have been uncut – the energy is totally different from the shopping mall.” – James Redfield


227. Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.. - Edward Abbey


228. “You need special shoes for hiking—and a bit of a special soul as well.” – Terri Guillemets


229. “Hiking—much like drinking—is something that sounds more fun to the uninitiated than it actually is.” – Mindy McGinnis


230. “Walking is man’s best medicine.” – Hippocrates


231. Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.. - Bears


232. “What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.” – Robert Brault


233. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” – Amit Kalantri


234. “If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.” – Heraclitus


235. “I was no longer following a trail. I was learning to follow myself.”


236. It was terrifying, yet exciting all at once. I was the wind, untethered and flowing. I went from living as a couch potato the entire 2020 year to sleeping under the stars every night, trekking across deserts, over mountains, through rivers and fire and snow.. - Thru-hiker, Bill, at the Northern Terminus PCT2021


237. “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”


238. “It’s a hill. Get over it.”


239. I’m all a-boot that hiking life.. - Anonymous


240. “He who limps is still walking.” – Stanislaw J. Lec


241. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking. You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” – Cindy Ross


242. After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value.. - G.M. Trevelyan


243. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my sense put in order.”


244. I love hiking — I don’t take it for granite.. - Anonymous


245. “May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits”


246. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than trees.” — Henry David Thoreau


247. Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.. - Frank Herbert


248. “Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world.”


249. “The perfect pair of hiking boots brings you safely through thrumming rivers and broken rocks; the perfect partner is walking right beside you.”


250. “Complete freedom is not what a trail offers. Quite the opposite; a trail is a tactful reduction of options.” – Robert Moor


251. “The higher you climb on the mountain, the harder the wind blows.” – Sam Cummings


252. “The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot”


253. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”


254. “Sometimes, nature is all you need.” — Shikoba


255. “You can’t climb up a mountain with downhill thoughts.”


256. “The mountains were there and so was I.” – Maurice Herzog


257. “Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay


258. “Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost together.”


259. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”


260. “Climbing is my art; I get so much joy and gratification from it.”


261. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.. - Aristotle


262. “Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves and half in love with oblivion.” – Robert MacFarlane


263. “I have a therapist. Her name is hiking.”


264. “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.”


265. “Leave the road, take the trails.” – Pythagoras


266. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”


267. “Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.”


268. “I hate hiking with convicts carrying machetes.” – Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession


269. “A significant fraction of thru-hikers reach Katahdin, then turn around and start back to Georgia. They just can’t stop walking, which kind of makes you wonder.” – Bill Bryson: A Walk in the Woods


270. “We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


271. “The best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.” – Lewis Carroll


272. “Always hike with someone in worse shape than you. The bears out there will know.”


273. “Walking together. Creating memories.” – Surabhi Rai


274. “Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”


275. “If the winter is too cold and the summer is too hot, you are not a hiker.”


276. “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” – Charles Schulz


277. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” – John Burroughs


278. “There is, of course, a deep spiritual need which the pilgrimage seems to satisfy, particularly for those hardy enough to tackle the journey on foot.”


279. “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” – Mary Davis


280. “I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya


281. “Here’s to all the places we went. And here’s to all the places we’ll go. And here’s to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you.” — John Green


282. “Someone told me to ‘take a hike,’ so I did.”


283. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you are climbing it.”


284. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.. - Beverly Sills


285. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” — Rachel Wolchin


286. 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


287. “You need special shoes for hiking – and a bit of a special soul as well”


288. The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot.. – Werner Herzog


289. Now I see the secret of making the best person, it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.. - Walt Whitman


290. “If you’re on the right path it will always be uphill.”


291. “Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.” – Yvon Chouinard


292. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.. - Henry David Thoreau


293. “When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little.’


294. “Mountains know secrets we need to learn. That it might take time, it might be hard, but if you just hold on long enough, you will find the strength to rise up.”


295. “Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.”


296. “Out here, I feel alive.”


297. “Where the signposts end, the trail begins.” – Marty Rubin


298. We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.. - Robert Sweetgall


299. “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” – Izaak Walton


300. “Who stands beside you on the journey is more important than where the trail leads to.”


301. “Hiking is the answer. Who cares what the question is.”


302. “Hiking is a bit like life. The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit”


303. “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.”


304. “It’s not how many miles you walk, it’s how many smiles you share.”


305. Mountains aren’t just funny. They’re hill-areas.. - Anonymous


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


307. Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.. - Albert Einstein


308. “It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”


309. They are able who think they are able.. - Virgil


310. My loss of the PCT should have distressed me, but a new instinct led me forward. I asked the mountains for some guidance, the strength to get myself out of here, and pulled wild power from within myself I'd never known I'd had. I was no longer following a trail. I was learning to follow myself.. - Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir


311. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


312. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”


313. Nowhere but on the trail can you meet a stranger for ten minutes, then decide to share sleeping quarters the same night, but it seems to happen all the time w/ thru-hikers. We're down! - Thru-hiker, Mary Poppins, experience on the PCT


314. “I was no longer following a trail. I was learning to follow myself.” – Aspen Matis


315. “Climbing is as close as we can come to flying.” – Margaret Young


316. “The hardest mountain to climb is the one within”.


317. “Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.” — Ellen DeGeneres


318. “It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven.” – Matthew Henry


319. “Let’s wander where the WiFi is weak.”


320. “When life gives you mountains, put on your boots and hike.”


321. “DEET is nature’s cologne.”


322. I’m trying to mount-ain my distance.. - Anonymous


323. “Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee.” – Demetri Martin


324. Hike Your Own Hike.. - Thru-Hiker


325. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”


326. “Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind. Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility.” – Gary Snyder


327. “I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.” – Hamlin Garland


328. “Everyone needs someone who will call and say, ‘Get dressed. We’re going on an adventure.’”


329. “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.”


330. “I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.” – Mary Davis


331. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs


332. “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.” – Paulo Coelho


333. “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.”


334. “Each fresh peak ascended teaches something.”


335. “Trails are like that: you’re floating along in a Shakespearean Arden paradise and expect to see nymphs and flute boys, then suddenly you’re struggling in a hot broiling sun of hell in dust and nettles and poison oak…just like life.” – Jack Kerouac


336. “Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.” – Robert Motherwell


337. “Happiness is hiking with friends.”


338. “I would never have started this trip if I had known how tough it was, but I couldn’t and wouldn’t quit.” – Ben Montgomery


339. “Not all girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice… some girls are made of adventure and wine and all things fine.”


340. “If you face the rest of your life with the spirit you show on the trail, it will have no choice but to yield the same kind of memories and dreams.” – Adrienne Hall


341. “The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” – Henry David Thoreau


342. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark


343. “Jobs fill your pocket. Adventures fill your soul.” – Jaime Lyn Beatty


344. “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.”


345. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.”


346. If everyone in the world took care of each other the way folks do out on the trail, and if everyone approached each day with as much hope and optimism as hikers do, the world would be a better place.. - Jon Tullis


347. “I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.”


348. “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest — it’s only a mountain.” – Junko Tabei (the first women to summit Everest)


349. “It’s all fun and games until you hear a twig snap behind you.”


350. “I can’t understand why men make all this fuss about Everest – it’s only a mountain.”


351. “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott


352. “All that is required of you is a willingness to trudge. There is no point in hurrying because you are not actually going anywhere. However far or long you trod you are always in the same place – in the woods. It’s where you were yesterday, where you will be tomorrow.” – Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods


353. “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.”


354. “Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” – Lovelle Drachman


355. “I was amazed that what I needed to survive could be carried on my back. And, most surprising of all, that I could carry it.” – Cheryl Strayed: Wild


356. “I love being in the woods, when I can just walk barefoot in the grass and just sit down and breathe. I love that so much.” – Jessie Reyez


357. “Only mountains can feel the frozen warmth of the sun through snow’s gentle caress on their peaks.”


358. So grateful for having a body that was able to walk all the way from Canada to Mexico - but also for the many great new people I’ve met along the way, the insane kindness and generosity I’ve experienced from strangers, the challenges that seemed too hard or daunting at times that I was able to push through and all the crazy experiences that only a thru-hike can bring.. - Thru-hiker, Linnett Andersen, at the Southern Most Point CDT2021


359. “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


360. “Happiness walks on busy feet.”


361. “Going for a leisurely walk in the forest feels like getting a big ol’ hug from Mother Nature.” – Jamie Erwine


362. “I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.” – Muriel Strode


363. “There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.” – Katelyn S. Bolds


364. When everything feels like an uphill struggle, Just think of the view from the top.. - Anonymous


365. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”


366. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost


367. If the average person walks about 913 miles per year, then we walked about three years of miles in five months!. - @campwalkalong thru-hikers' experience on the CDT


368. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul.”


369. “The moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”


370. “The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir


371. “Hiking is my cardio.”


372. “A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.” – Mencius


373. “Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” — Erol Ozan


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


375. “Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost, and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.”


376. “Yours are the only shoes made to walk your journey.” – Charles F. Glassman


377. “A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck


378. “Ignore the outside voices telling you you’re doing it wrong; there is no “wrong.” But also watch out for wanting to fit in so badly that you start hiking someone else’s hike” – Ben Crawford, 2,000 Miles Together: The Story of the Largest Family to Hike the Appalachian Trail


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


380. “The right companion makes memories last a lifetime.”


381. “I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.” – Alice Walker


382. “The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.”


383. “I hike to burn off the crazy.”

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