We've gathered five of our favorite outdoor quotes to get you through the days when you're stuck at work and can't get outside. These quotes are from some of our heroes, noted adventurers, authors, and explorers that have inspired our love of hiking. So prepare to be inspired, grab your daypack, snacks, and favorite hiking socks and plan your next hike!
John Muir may be the most quoted naturalists of all time, and with good reason. Go for even a short hike and you will see more nature than a whole week in the city.
"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world" - John Muir
Thoreau did some of his most famous writing near a small lake. Some of our favorite hikes lead to lakes and we think there is a very good reason that most trails lead either to a mountain top or a lake.
"A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." - Henry David Thoreau
When we go backpacking, we bring all we need in our backpack and wherever we pitch our tent feels like home.
"Nature is not a place to visit. It is a home." - Gary Snyder
Going for a hike is one of our favorite things to do when dealing with big life decisions and questions. A few miles on the trail always seems to bring new perspectives, wisdom, and reassuring answers.
"The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask." - Nancy Newhall
Every time we go on an adventure we come back with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that we don't find in any of our other endeavors.
"Great things are done when men and mountains meet." - William Blake
Some trails are familiar, like a pair of cushioned slippers formed to your feet. Each turn is comforting and warm, as known as the pages of your favorite book. Some trails are rocky and wild, proving to you with every mile both the thrill of nature and your own limitations. For different experience levels, locations, time constraints and moods, there are likely to be a variety of trails near you that meet your needs. With some helpful resources and considerations, finding the perfect hiking trail is easy.
|Small||4 - 6.5||2 - 4.5||35 - 37||20.5 - 23|
7 - 9.5
|5 - 7.5||38 - 40||23.5 - 25.5|
|8 - 10.5||41 - 45||26 - 28.5|
13.5 - 15
|11 - 13.5||46 - 49||29 - 31|
|Small||N/A||N/A||N/A||20.5 - 23|
6 - 8.5
|5.5 - 8||39 - 41||23.5 - 25.5|
|8.5 - 11||42 - 44||26 - 28.5|
12 - 14.5
|11.5 - 14||45 - 47||29 - 31|
|X-Small||6C - 8.5C||1.5- 3.5||5 - 6||12.7 - 15.24|
9C - 11.5C
|3.5 - 5.5||6 - 7||15.25 - 17.78|
|5.5 - 8.5||7 - 8||17.79 - 20.32|