10 Inspiring Quotes + Photos That’ll Make You Want to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Today

WARNING: the following photos + quotes will make you want to quit your job and thru-hike the Appalachian Trail today.  Proceed with caution.

10 Inspirational Quotes / Images That’ll Make You Want to Thru-Hike the AT Today

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” – Jack Keroac

kerouac quote
photo by: melissagoodwinphoto.com

“Travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, undimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” – Pico Iyer

pico Iyer quote


“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.” – Edward Abbey

edward abbey quote
photo by Nicholas T

“When you’re in the mountains, every day is Friday.”
every day is friday quote
photo by BlueRidgeKitties

“The only thing more difficult than adjusting to life in the woods, is readjusting to life indoors.”
adjusting to life indoors quote
photo by: melissagoodwinphoto.com

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
frank lloyd wright quote
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau

thoreau quote
photo by chiot’s run

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford
ford quote
photo by Karen Bassler

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
twain quote
photo by backpacker.com

“You know what…Maybe I am crazy. Because I do choose to live in the mountains. Because I do opt to poop in the woods. Sometimes I walk though the rain. And lightning. And hail. (That’s my shower) Go ahead, judge me. Because if being “normal” means going to bed early, so I can wake up early, to go to a job that I don’t like, to do work that lacks purpose, to pay the bills for things that I don’t need and to do this… week after week month after month year after year until death approaches, and to wonder if I had ever truly lived… I’ll choose crazy every time.”
maybe i am crazy quote

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