The Forest Preserve is essentially a quiet and healthful
retreat from the turmoils and artficialities of a busy urban
life. – Hinman Decision –
For me, and for thousands with similar inclinations, the most
important passion of life is the overpowering desire to escape
periodically from the clutches of a mechanistic civilization.
To us the enjoyment of solitude, complete independence, and
the beauty of undefined panoramas is absolutely essential
to happiness. – Bob Marshall –
Of course we weren’t lost. We were merely where we shouldn’t
have been, without knowing where that was. – T. Morris Longstreth –
Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory.
– David Breashears–
I have not conquered Everest, it has merely tolerated me.
– Peter Habeler –
Well, we knocked the bastard off. – Sir Edmund Hillary-
Altitude is the great equalizer. – Unknown-
Mountains don’t kill people, they just sit there. – Ed Viesters-
We will stomp to the summit with the wind in our teeth.
– George Mallory-
Because it is there. – George Mallory-
Don’t forget, it’s really just a big pile of rocks. – David Breashears-
Your head is totally worked, your arms twitch like they’re gonna
fall off, your fingers are cracked, swollen and bleeding. I find it
all so peaceful. – Tommy Caldwell – Climber-
It’s about function, not style. – Jon Martina-
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to
be added, but when there is nothing more to be taken away.
Strap on, shut up and hike. – Bill Bucher-
Take only pictures, Leave only footprints
and kill only time. – Unknown-
There is a good deal of tolerable land in this region, but a good
deal more that is intolerable. – Joal Handly, 1844. Speaking on
If you don’t like the current weather in the Adirondacks, just wait
an hour it will change. – Local saying –
We have 3 seasons in the Adirondacks, Black fly season, July
and Winter. – Unknown-
Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to
be at your best.- David O. McKay-
The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of
your convictions — William F. Scolavino-
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is
not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved .
-William Jennings Bryan-
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the
person doing it.– Chinese proverb-
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them
are dirt.- Unknown-