Even the most dedicated adventurers sometimes need a little inspiration to get outside. With that in mind, we've gathered five of our favorite outdoor quotes to inspire you to make time for adventure. These are the quotes we aspire to live by. Quotes we recite when we are stuck at work and wish we were hiking. So get inspired, pull on your favorite pair of hiking socks and hit the trail!
There is no certainty in life, but we can make any situation into an adventure with the correct approach.
"There is no certainty, there is only adventure." - Roberto Assagioli
John Muir is one our heroes. We have him to thank for the preservation of several of our national parks and wilderness areas. It's safe to say that millions of people have taken up hiking, camping, and backpacking because of John Muir.
"I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news!" - John Muir
A person doesn't need to be religious to feel spiritual in the mountains. For us being in pristine wilderness brings peace, rejuvenation, and perspective. Go for a hike this weekend and see if you agree.
"Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion." - Anatoli Boukreev
Thoreau embraced living simply and closely with nature. We think he had the right idea.
"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees." - Henry David Thoreau
Kerouac authored a collection of novels that have inspired many a young adventurer. We all make excuses for why we can't make it to the mountains. Next time you find yourself making excuses as to why you can't go hiking, just make it happen.
"Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain!" - Jack Kerouac
Do you have a favorite outdoor quote? Share it in the comments section below!
Looking for more outdoor inspiration? Check out our review of the adventure film Meru.
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|