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    I'm not prone to quoting sayings but this ran across my Facebook feed and I thought it really applies to hiking:

    “Almost anything can be done if one proceeds slowly enough. Often we are discouraged by the enormity of a task or the length of a journey and become impatient with the difficulties we face. We lose faith in ourselves. Patience reminds us that what is in front of us is just this moment, just this step, just this breath.”
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    When I'm hiking all I have to do is take the next step. That's it.

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    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
    Mao Tse Tung

    "The journey of two thousand miles begins at Springer"
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    "You pick em up lord, and I'll put em down"

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    On my first backpacking trip in many years, I did the route planning and really overestimated what I could do. Even though I did lots of day hiking prior, it didn't prepare me for the mountains. On the second day, the entire way back to the car was uphill, and I did a lot of 'one more step' chanting in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-K View Post
    I'm not prone to quoting sayings but this ran across my Facebook feed and I thought it really applies to hiking:

    Almost anything can be done if one proceeds slowly enough. Often we are discouraged by the enormity of a task or the length of a journey and become impatient with the difficulties we face. We lose faith in ourselves. Patience reminds us that what is in front of us is just this moment, just this step, just this breath.”
    — Joseph Goldstein

    When I'm hiking all I have to do is take the next step. That's it.
    Wow....10-K found a quote that says" slow down". About time.

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    Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. -- Stephen Wright

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    Mao? I always thought it was Confucious. (Sp?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Jennette View Post
    Mao? I always thought it was Confucious. (Sp?).
    It's from Laozi, the father of Taoism, which was not espoused or supported by Chairman Mao ... but that's beside the point.

    My favorite hiking quote probably comes from Donovan, he of 1960s folk music fame. "First, there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is." Like most of Donovan's songs, it's best enjoyed when you're frolicking barefoot in a sunny meadow wearing clamdiggers and tie-dye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-K View Post
    ...When I'm hiking all I have to do is take the next step. That's it.
    And the ability to do that depends on having a good rain jacket. - Confucious

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Jones View Post
    Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. -- Stephen Wright
    Yeah, if you can walk on water or a very severe drought occurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Sock View Post
    I like 10-K
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    "You pick em up lord, and I'll put em down"
    20 years later, after winning the 1924 Gold Medal over 400m in world Record Time...
    “The secret of my success over the 400 metres is that I run the first 200 metres as hard as I can. Then, for the second 200 metres, with God’s help, I run harder.”
    - Eric Liddel

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    Appalachian trail tastes like apple, PCT taste like orange but when you hike both it taste like peach.

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    I-ching hexagram #32 - Duration. "Perseverance furthers. It furthers one to have somewhere to go."

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    And....

    Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    And....

    Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
    Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Sock View Post
    Fall down seven times, stand up eight.

    Life is hard. After all, it kills you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
    Born to astride the grave

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    Never test the depth of water with both feet.

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    yep................
    Last edited by rocketsocks; 03-27-2013 at 02:42.

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    Wow Poof! Impressed. Anyhoo...


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    Ummm...time to go to sleep. Nice, uplifting quotes from the start are beginning to degrade...

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