Friday, October 30, 2015

Five great quotes for kids on a day hike

“Don’t look back. You're not going that way.”
Photo courtesy of bestfor richard/Photoree
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:

“When preparing to climb a mountain, pack a light heart!” - Dan May

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.” - Buffalo Bill

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir

“Don’t look back. You're not going that way.” - Anonymous

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