The New Treks Team
"Do you know the origin of that word saunter? It's a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where they were going they would reply, 'A la sainte terre', 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them" - John Muir
"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."
"To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from"
- Terry Tempest Williams
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.
- Rachel Carson
No matter the outcome, I will be thankful for the strength of my body--for the blessing of being alive. For the opportunity to face the night.
- Heather Anish Anderson