Sunday, September 27, 2015

Five great quotes for kids on a day hike

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” 
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:

“I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits unless I spend four hours a day at least sauntering through the woods...” - Henry David Thoreau

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” - Anais Nin

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” - John Muir

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.” - Anonymous

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