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50 Best Hiking Quotes to Inspire Your Next Adventure



Two people on a hike

Hiking is not without its challenges, no matter how experienced the hiker might be. Sometimes it may seem as though the trail is getting longer than it used to be, while you’re growing more and more tired. All that could be standing between you and your next adventure is a little motivation. Here are some quotes that might inspire you to get back in touch with man’s best medicine!

1. “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” -John Muir

This quote from John Muir is great for those who love hiking in forests that are full of pine trees. 

2. “Hiking is not escapism; it’s realism. The people who choose to spend time outdoors are not running away from anything; we are returning to where we belong.” -Jennifer Pharr Davis

Davis makes a good point about how many people believe that those who like to spend lots of time outdoors are running away from something, when in fact, they are just being human.

3. “Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.” -Greg Child

In this quote, Child is saying that people who climb mountains during the journey, not at the destination.

4. “I think I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least—and it is commonly more than that—sauntering through the woods and fields absolutely free from all worldly engagements.” -Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau is talking about how as humans, we aren’t meant to spend lots of time inside. We need to spend time within nature to become who we truly are. 

5. “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Waldo Ralph Emerson

This quote means that you shouldn’t be a follower; be a leader and go where no one has ever been before. 

6. “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” -Frank A. Clark

Taking the easy way is just that: easy. Try taking the hard way and see what you learn along the journey.

7. “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” -Albert Einstein

Einstein is saying that nature has most of life’s answers inside it; we just have to go out and discover them. 

8. “Walking is a man’s best medicine.” -Hippocrates

Humans walked everywhere for the longest time, and now, walking has become therapeutic for many people. 

9. “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in an office or mowing the lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” -Jack Kerouac 

Memories aren’t based on regular days; they’re based on the days where you do something extraordinary. 

10. “To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” -Mary Davis

Nature is built up of so many things that are happening all at once that you can see miracles happening wherever you look. 

11. “Happiness and hiking go hand in hand or foot in boot.” -Diane Spicer

By saying this, Spicer means that hiking creates happiness. You can’t have one without the other.

12. “On a hike, the days pass with the wind, the sun, the stars; movement is powered by a belly full of food and water, not a noxious tankful of fossil fuels. On a hike, you’re less a job title and more a human being. A periodic hike not only stretches the limbs but also reminds us: Wow, there’s a big old world out there.” -Ken Ilgunas

The world was meant to be explored, and when you go on a hike, you’re reminded that the world is waiting for you.

Three people on a hike

Hiking can be the best when you do it with friends.

13. “Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain tops are within reach.” -John Muir

People who can reach the top of a summit have nothing out of reach. It makes them happy in more ways than one.

14. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” -Gary Snyder

Snyder is saying that being in nature is the most natural thing in the world. Nature is where humans belong.

15. “The long-distance hiker, a breed set apart, from the likes of the usual pack. He’ll shoulder his gear, be hittin’ the trail; long gone, long ‘fore he’ll be back.” -M.J. Eberhart

Hikers who prefer to hike long-distance are different from regular hikers. They don’t have a destination in mind; they just enjoy the journey they’re on.

16. “Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” -Ed Viesturs 

Viesturs means that reaching a summit is optional. The aftermath is unavoidable. When you reach a high point in any part of life, you have to come down eventually.

17. “Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve, they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.” -Anatoli Boukreev 

There isn’t anyone to impress when you’re climbing a mountain. All you have to do is be yourself. 

18. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills

When you take shortcuts to get places in life, you don’t wind up in the same position you would be if you took the difficult path.

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

The top of a mountain is great; the journey to it is what makes it a great story and memory. 

20. “The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.” -Carl Sagan

The world is full of beauty and life, we don’t have to act like we aren’t grateful for its beauty every day.

21. “We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down.” -Robert Sweetgall

Everything in life moves very fast these days. When you walk, you learn things you didn’t know before and experience new things too.

22. “Returning home is the most difficult part of long-distance hiking; You have grown outside the puzzle and your piece no longer fits.” -Cindy Ross

Long-distance hiking can change you as a person. When you finish it and get home, you’re not the same. And it’’ll be hard to continue life as you knew it before.

22. “If a walker is indeed an individualist there is nowhere he can’t go at dawn and not many places he can’t go at noon. But just as it demeans life to live alongside a great river you can no longer swim in or drink from, to be crowded into safer areas and hours takes much of the gloss off walking–one sport you shouldn’t have to reserve a time and a court for.” -Edward Hoagland

Walkers are their own breed. They can truly go anywhere at any time. They don’t rely on outside sources to get them from point A to point B; they only need to rely on themselves. 

23. “It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” -Edmund Hillary 

Hiking is a mental game. You have to be strong in mind to overcome the physical hill, as well as the mental hill. 

People on a hike.

Great treks start on paths that haven’t been traveled a lot.

25. “Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.” -Dr. Janice Anderson

People take advantage of nature every day. It’s right outside, and many people ignore it. However, if they simply embraced it, they could find new peace. 

26. “The best way out is always through.” -Robert Frost

Frost is saying that you don’t always have to try to get over something; sometimes, you need to get through it. And it’s the same with hiking.

27. “The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy, walk and be healthy. ‘The best of all ways to lengthen our days is not, as Mr. Thomas Moore has it, ‘to steal a few hours from the night, my love;’ but, with leave be it spoken, to walk steadily and with a purpose. The wandering man knows of certain ancients, far gone in years, who have staved off infirmities and dissolution by earnest walking,–hale fellows close upon eighty and ninety, but brisk as boys.” -Charles Dickens

Dickens is quoting another author. He is adding to the author’s idea that walking makes people healthy and happy. 

28. “You need special shoes for hiking- and a bit of a special soul as well.” -Terri Guillemets

Hiking isn’t always for everyone. You have to have the drive and the passion to do it. To fully appreciate hiking, you need to love it. 

29. “I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here.” -Wislawa Szymborska 

It’s easy to get lost in everyday life. When you reach the top of the mountain, you won’t get lost. You’ll feel the most found that you’ve ever been.

30. “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.” -Edward Abbey

Lots of people view having access to wilderness as a luxury when it’s really essential to the soul. It’s as important to life as water and food.

31. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -Lao Tzu

You can’t start trekking without taking the first step. You have to have the confidence and will to start a hike, and it all starts with one step.

32. “If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” -Raymond Inmon

Nature is the best place to get inspired. It offers so many miracles and masterpieces. 

33. “Above all do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it. But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill… if one keeps on walking everything will be alright.” -Soren Kierkegaard

When you stop wanting to hike, you stop wanting to truly live. Hiking makes you healthier with each step you take.

34. “Mountains have a way of dealing with overconfidence.” -Hermann Buhl

Nothing will strike down the attitude of a cocky man more than a mountain.

35. “We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive at where we started / And know the place for the first time.” -T.S. Eliot

In this poem, Eliot is saying that if you reach the end of all your explorations, you will be right back at the place you started at. And, then it’ll be like you’re looking at everything for the first time. 

36. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” -William Blake

Men can come up with amazing things when they encounter mountains.

People on a hike.

Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful when viewed from a trail.

37. “While on top of Everest, I looked across the valley towards the great peak Makalu and mentally worked out a route about how it could be climbed. It showed me that even though I was standing on top of the world, it wasn’t the end of everything. I was still looking beyond to other interesting challenges.” -Edmund Hillary

Once you reach the end of a journey, that doesn’t mean you can’t continue with pursuing it. Life is about finding new challenges, not finishing one and quitting. There’s always a new mountain.

38. “You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” -Dr. Seuss

Every day is the perfect day to begin climbing your mountain. You just have to begin the journey.

39. “Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care.” -Earl Shaffer

When going into the great outdoors, you shouldn’t take too much. But, you should remember that you should only take things that are essential to your wellbeing.

40. “Hiking is a bit life-like: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other… again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.” -Unknown

People move through life without stopping to look around and appreciate the moment they’re in. In that way, it can be very similar to a hike. 

41. “Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.” -Carrie Latet

People have walked since the beginning of time, and people will continue to walk for a long time. It’s the best thing to do for your soul.

42. “It’s impossible to walk in the woods and be in a bad mood at the same time.” -Unknown

Walking in nature puts anyone in a good mood. 

43. “Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” -David McCullough Jr.

Climbers climb not for the top of the summit, but the challenge and journey it gives them.

44. “I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.” -John Burroughs

Nature heals all wounds and makes sense of the world around us.

45. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir

The universe is infinite the same way the forest is infinite. You can find infinite leaves the same you can find infinite stars. 

46. “You need mountains, long staircases don’t make good hikers.” -Amit Kalantri 

Hikers aren’t satisfied with stairs. They need summits to feed their soul.

47. “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” -Unknown 

One can feel refreshed when walking through the wilderness. It’s one thing to walk through the woods; it’s another to walk within the woods.

48. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” -Edward Abbey

The journey is the whole point of reaching the top. If the path isn’t worth it, then the end won’t be worth it either. 

People on a mountain

The best way to fully absorb a summit is to sit and breathe it in.

49. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” -Henry David Thoreau 

To live a full life is to live it on purpose. Going into nature will help you live a complete life.

50. “I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” -Rosalia De Castro

Sometimes, the best hikes have no destination in mind. You just start walking and end up wherever you end up. It’s what makes them so memorable. 


Bonus tip: Check out this video for 10 legendary hiking trails!


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Living Life on the Edge: Embracing Adrenaline-Fueled Moments



Life is an adventure, a journey filled with countless opportunities for thrill and excitement. For some, the idea of living life on the edge, embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is an exhilarating concept that fuels their passion for adventure. This article delves into the world of adrenaline-chasing, highlighting the benefits and experiences of such a lifestyle.

Kitesurfing: Riding the waves of excitement

The first step to living on the edge is stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. Kitesurfing, a water sport combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding elements, is an excellent example of an adrenaline-fueled activity. The activity entails utilizing a sizable maneuverable kite to capture the force of the wind, enabling the rider to traverse the water on a board specifically designed for kiteboarding. There is nothing quite like the exhilaration of soaring through the air, feeling the breeze caress your cheeks, and mastering the art of maneuvering a kite. Kitesurfing is a remarkable adventure that captures the spirit of embracing excitement and pushing boundaries.

The psychological thrill

In addition to the excitement of the tangible experience, embracing a daring lifestyle offers a mental rush that is just as stimulating. Engaging in these activities provides an exhilarating experience that stimulates the production of endorphins, the body’s innate pain relievers. This results in a profound sense of joy and an overwhelming feeling of invulnerability. The thrill of this frenzy can become habit-forming, compelling thrill-seekers to pursue fresh and increasingly demanding adventures consistently. 

The benefits of embracing the edge

Embracing a daring lifestyle goes beyond pursuing excitement; it presents many advantages. Participating in thrilling adventures can enhance physical well-being, as numerous pursuits demand robustness, stamina, and skill. Furthermore, they have the potential to enhance one’s emotional well-being by offering a means to alleviate tension and unease. Engaging in these activities demands concentration, which can effectively alleviate mental clutter, resulting in a serene state once the surge of excitement diminishes.

The balance of risk and reward

While living life on the edge can be exhilarating, it’s important to remember the balance of risk and reward. Adrenaline-fueled activities often involve a certain level of risk, and it’s essential to approach them with a healthy respect for safety. Proper training, equipment, and precautions can help mitigate these risks, allowing you to enjoy the thrill without unnecessary danger. 

Always research your activities and location. This understanding can help you decide if the risk is acceptable and if you have the skills and equipment. Check and maintain your gear, and never sacrifice safety. Finally, embracing adventure with a responsible and safety-conscious mentality lets you enjoy high-risk activities without risking injury.

Living life on the edge embracing adrenaline-fueled moments, is a lifestyle choice that offers a unique blend of thrill, excitement, and personal growth. Whether kitesurfing across the waves, scaling a mountain, or skydiving from a plane, these activities provide an escape from the mundane, a chance to challenge oneself, and an opportunity to experience life at its most vibrant. So, step out of your comfort zone, embrace the adrenaline, and start living on the edge. After all, life is not meant to be lived in the slow lane; rather, it’s about experiencing every thrilling moment it offers.

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Renewable Energy Farms That Make Beautiful Hiking Trails



Wind farms and solar panels are not just alternative means to get our natural resources. They have now combined with another industry and are making some unexpected news. 

The tourism industry has marked renewable energy farms as hiking trails, and hikers are here for it. You can read more about renewable energy sites. Although you might not think of hiking on a wind farm as beautiful as hiking along a famous mountain trail, you might just be in for a surprise. 

Let’s discuss the benefits that renewable energy farms have as hiking trails. 

Why are Renewable Energy Farms Important? 

Renewable energy farms are important for the future of civilization. These farms provide an alternative to our natural resources, such as wind and energy. 

The most important benefit of renewable energy is that it doesn’t produce any greenhouse emissions and reduces the air pollution other traditional processes create when providing natural resources. 

These farms also allow for the creation of the country’s own resources without having to import natural resources from another country and save their limited natural resources. 

Here are some of the reasons why energy farms are important: 

  • Allows for sustainable rural development 

This will allow landowners to make an extra income by generating energy. 

  • Test new technologies 

Providing the opportunity to test technologies to find new ways to create renewable energy. 

  • Improving the effect of climate change 

Climate change has left the environment filled with toxic pollutants, which has led people to become sick and breathe in harmful air. 

Renewable energy can change this by lessening the number of pollutants that are released into the atmosphere and providing much safer, cleaner, breathable air. 

  • This leads to job creation 

Job creation within the renewable energy farms industry is plentiful as there is a need for skilled workers such as construction, maintenance and manufacturing to build the necessary infrastructure that is needed to generate these wind and solar farms. 

The Benefits of Renewable Energy Farms As Hiking Trails 

Renewable energy farms have many benefits for both the environment and people who love spending their time outdoors. 

Embracing the Use of Green Technology 

Since wind farms and solar plants are located in areas that are unpopulated, they make for great hiking trails. 

By visiting these sites, people get to experience green technology, and by integrating them into recreational spaces, people can visit these sites and embrace green technology by seeing how they work and the positive effects that it has on the environment. 

The more people embrace the shift to green technology, the easier it will be to use it. 

Energy Farms Offer A Unique Experience For Visitors 

Visiting energy farms means you will have a unique experience while there. You will get to see how these large devices work and how they replace the basic resources needed to survive. 

Tours can give visitors more information on the background of the construction of devices, their environmental impact and why it is important for us to switch to sustainable energy resources. 

Visitors Get to Enjoy Natural Beauty 

The sites for these renewable energy farms are often located in areas that are surrounded by natural beauty, such as large landscapes. 

Natural pathways can be used as hiking trails without the need for carving out new roads and damaging the ecosystem. 

Visitors can even discover native plant life and explore the natural wonders that are located at these energy farms, as they are often placed where no infrastructure has been built on the property before. 

Providing Health and Wellness Benefits 

Hiking has many health benefits, such as reducing stress, improving fitness, and helping aid mental well-being. 

Energy Farms have Community Benefits and Increase the Economy 

These hiking trails can help boost economic sales, bringing tourists to the community. This will give the local people the opportunity to expand their businesses. 

This can also help increase employment within the community as these sites will be visited frequently and lead to new business openings to cater to tourists. 


Renewable energy farms greatly benefit both the economy and the people who want to spend their time on them. These farms are especially important for transitioning from natural resources to newer energy resource power plants. 

From learning how to embrace green technology to getting health and wellness benefits to enjoying nature’s natural beauty and finding job opportunities within the market. 

Spending time on these renewable energy farms can be educational and recreational for anyone who visits them. To find more renewable energy farm hiking trails, you can visit


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Top Recommendations for RV Window Maintenance



Much like other sections of your RV, the windows sometimes need a bit of maintenance. It is essential to clean off dirt and insect smudges and also make sure they are adequately sealed to avoid leaks and water harm.

If you have a broken RV window, then you may want to consult Van Isle Glass. However, if you wish to know more about simple measures to ensure your RV windows stay spotless and secure, you are in the right spot! Continue reading below.

Polish Your Windshield Using Ultra-Fine #0000 Steel Wool

Numerous RV enthusiasts have praised the use of the finest grade of steel wool #0000 for removing stubborn bugs and water marks from their windshields. Before proceeding, first test the #0000 steel wool on a small portion of your windshield. Apply it with light, circular motions. Sweep away any remaining steel wool bits with a microfiber towel. Next, spritz the surface with a residue-free glass cleaner and wipe it down with a separate cloth.

Steel wool is also great when used with a spray lubricant for cleaning tires, maintaining grills, starting campfires, and repelling mice. A gentler alternative is cleansing dish pads. These pads are versatile, suitable for cleaning various materials such as wood, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome, painted areas, and glass.

Apply a Sealant to Avoid Leaks

Silicone sealant is effective in stopping leaks in areas like your windshield, RV windows, sunroof, and vents. It penetrates tiny gaps, creating a robust waterproof barrier. Ensure the surfaces are clean before application and do not have old caulk, dirt, oil, and other residues.

Furthermore, clear away any standing water on windows to prevent hard water stains. Make sure the inside of your windows stay dry to avoid condensation and mold build-up. If there is significant condensation on your windows, consider getting a small dehumidifier.

Use Tools to Access Difficult Regions

Using cleaners with long handles can prevent you from straining to clean those distant parts of your windshield. Windshield cleaning tools often feature a lengthy, swiveling triangular head that is ideal for getting into corners and spots difficult to access manually.

Opt for a Residue-Free Glass Cleaner

A high-quality glass cleaner will maintain the clarity of your windows and windshield. A great glass cleaner performs well on both standard and tinted windows, making sure to remove streaks or leftover residue. Another option is a natural concoction of half vinegar and half water, with a touch of lemon essential oil.

Steer Clear of Cleaning RV Windows in Bright Sunlight

A sunny afternoon may feel perfect for washing your RV windows, but the warmth can speed up the drying of the cleaner, resulting in streaks or spots. It is advisable to tackle your RV window cleaning during early morning, late evening, or when stationed in a shaded area for the best outcome.


Keeping your RV windows clean and clear is not only about aesthetics, but is also vital for safety. The subtleties in cleaning, like steering clear of the sun and using the appropriate products, play a key role. Adhering to these guidelines will help you maintain a pristine view during your various journeys.

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