I have an endless list of reasons way I enjoy long distance hiking so I’m just going to have some FUN here and continue to add to this list as I think of them…enjoy! (No order..except the first one is the best one):
On my AT thru-hike in 2012, I hiked for kids through the Hudson Family Foundation
I absolutely love big challenges! This is a LARGE one!
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. ~ James Baldwin
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions ~ Alfred Adler
You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream ~ C.S. Lewis
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. ~ Anthony Robbins
“You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.” ~ Richard Bach
For the adventure
Because it’s there. ~ George Mallory
You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. ~ Wayne Gretsky
The world’s big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. ~ John Muir
One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it Now. ~ Paulo Coelho
I get to miss a bunch of political BS in 2012… 🙂
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ Andre Gide
The fishing hasn’t been very good in the Gulf of Mexico with all the oil, dirty water, and fishing regulations these days.
Reality Check…we didn’t get here today without having some tough ancestors in our family tree..
With a bad economy, it’s a nice time to escape an ugly world.
“No one ever dies wishing they had spent another day at work” That’s a FACT! On the flip side to that..I can truly say that I’ve always loved my career in building construction.
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ~Mae West
“If it doesn’t kill you, it will make you stronger”
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. ~ William Blake
Simple Life… I want “to experience life at its most basic level: food, water, shelter.”
Want to experience life for a extended period of time outside of the man-made jungle.
He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
For the solitude
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller
There are no gains without pains. ~ Benjamin Franklin
Will be nice to have a “License to Eat” knowing I won’t gain a pound.
Knowing this is not the American way anymore, it will be nice to be responsible for myself and for my actions. You can’t sue mother nature.
Need to complete this hike before December 21, 2012…for it’s the end of the world!… 🙂
“There is always a reason to not do something…ALWAYS”
“When asked “What thing about humanity surprises you the most?”, the Dalai Lama answered:
“Man…. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,
chocolate in one hand, red wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally
worn out and screaming ~ “WOO HOO what a ride!” ~ Hunter Thompson (w/ a couple of revisions)
“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured” ~ Gordon B. Hinckey
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.” ~ unknown
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” ~ James Dean
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” ~ Jim Rohn
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”~ Jim Rohn
“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” ~ Robin Sharma