Thursday, June 7, 2012

Five great hiking quotes to discuss with kids

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”
The trail offers a great opportunity to teach kids lessons about life. For older children and teens, a good quotation might be the way to impart wisdom or at least a good discussion going. Here are five great quotations I like for the trail:

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” – Theodore Roethke

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens

“When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body. I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley

“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

Learn about more than a hundred other hiking diversions for kids in Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.