ZachWay

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Happy Earth Day.  (at Big Sur)

Happy Earth Day. (at Big Sur)

Listening to this all day. 

zacheway:

1. “Most people are on the world, not in it. ”

2. “Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.”

3. “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.”

4. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

5. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

6. “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

7. “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

8. “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

9. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

10. “There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties”

11. “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.”

12. “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.”

13. “Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.”

14. “I never saw a discontented tree.”

15. “None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.”

16. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

17. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.”

18. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

19. “The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains – mountain dwellers who have grown strong there with the forest trees in Nature’s workshops.”

20. “Going to the mountains is going home.”

#johnmuir

Happy birthday John Muir. Thanks for all the inspiration.

zacheway:

1. “Most people are on the world, not in it. ”

2. “Who wouldn’t be a mountaineer! Up here all the world’s prizes seem nothing.”

3. “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.”

4. “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.”

5. “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”

6. “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

7. “In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

8. “This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

9. “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

10. “There is a love of wild nature in everybody, an ancient mother-love showing itself whether recognized or no, and however covered by cares and duties”

11. “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.”

12. “One day’s exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.”

13. “Most people who travel look only at what they are directed to look at. Great is the power of the guidebook maker, however ignorant.”

14. “I never saw a discontented tree.”

15. “None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.”

16. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

17. “Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.”

18. “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

19. “The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains – mountain dwellers who have grown strong there with the forest trees in Nature’s workshops.”

20. “Going to the mountains is going home.”

#johnmuir

Happy birthday John Muir. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Anonymous asked: I bet you're only outdoorsy because its the trendy thing on tumblr now.

explore-everywhere:

yearofthelamb:

Hey there anon, I usually don’t answer messages like this but I just want to set the record straight because this is something that is very dear to my heart. 

I was pretty much raised in the woods. My family has owned about a hundred acres up north for almost a century and most of our family vacations are spent our cozy little cabin.

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My whole family is filled with outdoors men and women: My uncle hiked the Appalachian trail, my aunt hitch hiked to the pacific northwest when she was 20, and all of us kids still beg to hear the story of how our great grandpa took down the bear that still hangs on our cabin wall.

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I’ve been fishing and hiking since I was around 4 years old, I knew how to gut a fish by the age of 8, and my dad let me start target shooting when I was 10. Heck, I am NAMED after the Brook Trout!   

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Most off my memories have backdrops of mountains or are in the back seat of my families Subaru on one of our many road trips. 

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My family raised my to be thankful for every deer and fish we caught/shoot. My uncle taught me to always wait under a pine tree if you were caught in a storm and my dad made sure I always looked for fresh bear tracks around berry bushes.

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So no, I do not hike or camp because it is trendy, I was simply raised this way. 

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BUT there is nothing wrong with developing a love for the outdoors later in life! Call it trendy, call it hip, call it lame but I don’t care. I just want more people to experience the wonder of sitting around the camp fire with their loved one and canoeing past black bears. Do not shame people because they were not blessed enough to know of things before you. Welcome newcomers with open arms and show them the ropes. The woods are not an exclusive club. They are here for everyone. 

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Now, go explore and tread lightly!

this is the best post i’ve ever read. get ‘em, girl!

I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains.

John Muir (via wood-is-good)

(Source: dayzea, via wood-is-good)

#thewayfam

#thewayfam

"One time I stopped and smelled the roses and a big bumblebee went and stung me on the nose. So, hey, look here, you smell the roses, but you smell them quick." -Si

"One time I stopped and smelled the roses and a big bumblebee went and stung me on the nose. So, hey, look here, you smell the roses, but you smell them quick." -Si