Sunday, August 30, 2015

Five great quotes for kids on a day hike

“My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.”
One of the great advantages of being out on the trail with your children is the opportunity to bond with them – to jointly share the beauty of nature, to engage in meaningful conversation. The former will take care of itself, but the latter is up to you.

To that end, here are five great quotations about hiking that you might discuss with your children, especially if they are in upper elementary grades or teenagers:

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

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now.” - Chinese proverb

“Keep close to Nature’s heart.” - John Muir

“My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.” - Diane Arbus

“Put down the map and get wonderfully lost.” - Anonymous

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