A Quote for Day Hikers

May 21, 2008 at 12:45 am 3 comments

Last weekend at Trail Days, my hiking self confidence wanned a bit. Surrounded by all the thru-hikers and listening to their tales (or their songs) about their journeys and months long perseverance made my adventures and my love for the trail feel measly and unimportant.

So midway through the day when a man who had thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail eight times (I think it might have been Baltimore Jack!) asked me if I was currently on a thru hike, I bashfully admitted, “No, I’m mainly just a day hiker.”

“Don’t ever say just a day-hiker, darling. All thru-hikers were once day hikers,” he said, “And all thru-hikers will one day be day hikers again.”

I like that.


Entry filed under: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, Trail Days.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. scienceguy288  |  May 21, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Certainly inspires me a bit. I too am more a of a day hiker…for now.

  • 2. geekhiker  |  May 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Given that I’m, by trade, a day hiker: I Love This Quote! 😀

  • 3. Aaron  |  May 27, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Ah, there is hope for us! 😉


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