Some days when we are stuck in the office and need a boost a few words of adventure wisdom are all we need to get through the day. We've gathered a few of our favorite quotes here to give everyone a little midweek motivation for their weekend adventures. We hope they inspire you as much as us and if you have a favorite quote leave it in the comments below to inspire the CloudLine community!
For many hikers and backpackers, the mountains are a home away from home. All we need are the items that fit in our packs and home becomes wherever our tent is pitched.
"Going to the mountains is going home." - John Muir
Jack Kerouac and his book On the Road have inspired many adventurers to set out on epic road trips and journeys. If you are a fan of road trips and van life you should check out On the Road. There really is "nowhere to go but everywhere" so get out there and start exploring!
"There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars." - Jack Kerouac
Fellow Seattleite Jim Whittaker is a living legend. He was the first American to summit Everest, a founding member and CEO of REI, and has lived his life on the edge for decades. So don't get too comfortable, get out there on the edge and live an adventurous life.
"If you're not living on the edge you're taking up to0 much space." - Jim Whittaker
Wordsworth found poetic inspiration in nature. Many great authors and poets find inspiration in the great outdoors for the same reason hikers and backpackers seek out nature, because it inspires and teaches in subtle and powerful ways.
"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth
Kurt Vonnegut might not be known as a big hiker, but he is one of our all-time favorite authors. Grab one of his paperback novels and they are short enough to be the perfect lightweight reading for a weekend backpacking trip.
"How beautiful it is to get up and go out and do something." - Kurt Vonnegut
Looking for more Inspiration? Read 12 Inspiring John Muir Quotes for Hikers and Backpackers.
CloudLine ambassadors Justin and Patrice Lavigne live a life less ordinary. They are constantly doing what they love and that involves adventures like thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2011, living in their van for months at a time, spending the summer guiding kids on outdoor adventures at summer camps, writing for Backpacker's Magazine, and in 2015 they thru-hiked New Zealand's long trail, Te Araroa.
Beginning May 1st, 2017 the Lavigne's will be hitting the road in their camper van to speak about their thru-hike of Te Araroa at 31 events across the country.