I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” – John Muir
Three years ago today was our 17th day on the John Muir Trail. Joan and I were hiking over Pinchot Pass and towards Woods Creek — famous for a gorgeous and unlikely suspension bridge. We had gotten into the rhythm of the life on the trail. And we had learned so much about ourselves along the way.
We knew that we were capable of doing things that some people only dream of. We knew that we had the inner strength to go further, longer and higher than we realized we could. And we knew that we shared a connection that was special.
Just like John Muir, we found that going out was indeed really going in.
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.
And if you’d like a square version for sharing, I’ve got you covered.