Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir
When I go out hiking, it’s an opportunity to see the world anew. It’s that child-like wonder and sense of exploration, where around every corner a new experience awaits. John Muir captured that sense of awe and wonder perfectly in this week’s Muir Monday quote.
About This Photo
I shot this photo on the John Muir Trail. This wasn’t on one of my JMT thru-hikes, but on a weekend trip to Yosemite over Memorial Day weekend — their busiest weekend of the year. I hiked up to Nevada Falls via the John Muir Trail, and came across this idyllic scene not far from the top of of the falls.
What “new worlds” have you discovered on your outdoor adventures? Let me know in the comments below!
A Note About Muir Monday
I started sharing the wisdom of John Muir on back in June, posting new quotes on Instagram and Facebook with a photo I’ve taken that supports the message. Muir had a way with words, and the Muir Monday meme has proven popular. Beginning today, I’m trying out a new approach, sharing these inspirational words here on SoCal Hiker. Each Monday you’ll find a new quote to inspire you. Please spread the word, and share with your friends on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or whatever networks you prefer.