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5 Adventure Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures


by Austin Campbell March 23, 2016

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5 Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

Spring is finally here, the snow is starting to melt and many of our favorite trails and peaks are ready for hiking! This makes Spring the perfect time to hit the trail and get back into top hiking shape. We've gathered a few of our favorite outdoor quotes to inspire everyone to get outside and enjoy as much spring hiking as possible. So put on your favorite hiking socks, and head for the mountains for a Spring hike!

 

1. Robin Williams on Spring 

Who doesn't love a great party with good friends. In Spring when the flowers bloom the backcountry looks like it has been decorated for an epic party. And if you are anything like us, you think hiking, backpacking, and camping with friends sounds like the perfect party!

5 Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's Party!'" - Robin Williams

 

2. John Muir on Sunny Days in the Mountains

John Muir found inspiration in the mountains and this spring we hope you will too. Because, it doesn't get much better than a sunny spring day on the trail hiking, or waking up to the sunrise warming your tent next to a mountain lake. 

5 Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" - John Muir

 

3. Vince Lombardi on Reaching Mountain Tops

As one of the greatest coaches in the history of football, Lombardi knew what it took to reach the top. Spring is the time of year to start working towards your summer adventure goals. Get ready for that long hike with shorter spring hikes, prep for a backpacking trip by taking a loaded pack on a few prep hikes, or putting in the time trail running so you can complete the Ultra you've been dreaming of. 

5 Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

"The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there." - Vince Lombardi

 

4. Alfred North Whitehead on Adventure

This is one of our favorite quotes, because what good are all the wonders of civilization if you aren't having any fun, and we have the most fun when we are outside adventuring. Spring is a great time to add some adventure to your routine. Take up a new hobby or try a new outdoor endeavor and you will be sure to have an adventure filled spring and summer. 

5 Adventure Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

"Without adventure civilization is in full decay." - Alfred North Whitehead

 

5. Andy Rooney on Enjoying the Journey 

We love hiking long miles to reach the top of a mountain with an epic view, but really we usually are only at the top for a fraction of the hike. The long miles leading to the destination are where we make our best memories, share the best stories, and see the most wildlife. Spring is a great time to enjoy every mile of a hike, because the mountains begin to fill with wildflowers and wildlife, giving you plenty to enjoy on the way to the mountain top.

5 Adventure Quotes to Inspire Spring Hiking and Backpacking Adventures

"Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness & growth occurs while you are climbing it." - Andy Rooney

 

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Austin Campbell
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Austin lives in the Pacific Northwest where he enjoys hiking and backpacking in the Olympic and Cascade mountains.






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