The Ways of Walking
Strolling, Sauntering, Meandering, Hiking, Wandering, Walks, Journeys, Trekking, Tramping
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"There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.  A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo.  Even a bicycle goes too fast."
-   Paul Scott Mowrer


"There’s some end at last for the man who follows a path: mere rambling is interminable."
-  Seneca


"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
-   John Muir


"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."
-   John Ruskin


"The soverign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best."
-   Thomas Jefferson


"It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven."
-   Matthew Henry


"That's the best thing about walking, the journey itself. It doesn't matter much whether you get where you're going or not. You'll get there anyway. Every good hike brings you eventually back home."
-  Edward Abbey


"If you want to know if your brain is flabby, feel your legs."
-   Bruce Barton 


"He who would travel happily must travel light."
-   Antonine Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand, and Stars 


"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see."
-   John Burroughs


"To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.  I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle."
-   Arthur Rubinstein


"If you look for the truth outside yourself,
It gets farther and farther away.
Today walking alone, I meet it everywhere I step.
It is the same as me, yet I am not it.
Only if you understand it in this way
Will you merge with the way things are."
-   Tung-Shan 


“Jack Lalanne once said walking was the king of exercises?. He is right in that walking improves not only our mood, but our endurance and strength as well.  Walking keeps the joints lubricated and nourished, strengthening the ligaments and tendons throughout our ankles, hips and knees. Walking works to strengthen our heart and lungs by increases in our respiratory and heart rates.”
-  Douglas Schrift


"Every mile is two in Winter."
-  George Herbert, 1651


"We must walk before we run."
-   George Borrow, Lavengro


"To follow a trail is to establish a link with the history of man. It is at once the most primitive and the most civilized of activities. A trail may well have been followed first by animals seeking food and water; Indians following the game wore it a little wider. Explorers followed the same paths, to be followed in turn by soldiers and settlers and men who poured concrete over footpaths. The concrete now goes just about every place we need to go. But we now have the leisure to travel just for the sake of traveling, and there is no better way to do it than by trail."
-   Lennon Hooper, National Park Trails 


“I personally think that brisk walking is far and away the single best exercise,” said Michael Joyner, M.D., a professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and a leading researcher in the field of endurance exercise.

As proof, he points to the work of Hiroshi Nose, M.D., Ph.D., a professor of sports medical sciences at Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, who has enrolled thousands of older Japanese citizens in an innovative, five-month-long program of brisk, interval-style walking (three minutes of fast walking, followed by three minutes of slower walking, repeated 10 times). The results have been striking. “Physical fitness — maximal aerobic power and thigh muscle strength — increased by about 20 percent,” Dr. Nose wrote in an e-mail, “which is sure to make you feel about 10 years younger than before training.” The walkers’ “symptoms of lifestyle-related diseases (hypertension, hyperglycemia and obesity) decreased by about 20 percent,” he added, while their depression scores dropped by half.

Walking has also been shown by other researchers to aid materially in weight control. A 15-year study found that middle-aged women who walked for at least an hour a day maintained their weight over the decades. Those who didn’t gained weight. In addition, a recent seminal study found that when older people started a regular program of brisk walking, the volume of their hippocampus, a portion of the brain involved in memory, increased significantly.”
-  “What’s the Best Exercise?” by Gretchen Reynolds


"Like after a nice walk when you have seen many lovely sights you decide to go home, after a while I decided it was time to go home, let us put the cubes back in order. And it was at that moment that I came face to face with the Big Challenge: What is the way home?"
-   Erno Rubik


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"Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks.  But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun."
-   Ruth Westheimer


"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves."
-   John Muir


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"All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking."
-   Friedrich Nietzsche


"The longest journey begins with a single step."
-  Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching


"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
Franklin D. Roosevelt


"I'm the walkingest girl around.  I like to work at it - really get my heart pounding."
-   Amy Yasbeck


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"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.  Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk."
-   Raymond Inmon


"I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards."
-   Abraham Lincoln


"Above all do not lose your desire to walk.  Everyday I walk myself into a state of well being and walk away from every illness.  I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.  But by sitting still, and the more one sits still, the closer one comes to feeling ill ... if one keeps on walking everything will be alright."
-   Soren Kierkegaard.


"It's when you are safe at home that you're having an adventure.  When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home."
-   Thorton Wilder


"People say that losing weight is no walk in the park.  When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem."
-   Chris Adams 


"Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces. Everybody has the right to go by public transport. Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street, not full of railings, signs and rubbish."
Richard Rogers


"I can only meditate when I am walking.  When I stop, I cease to think; my mind works only with my legs."
-   Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions 


"There is an intense but simple thrill in setting off in the morning on a mountain trail, knowing that everything you need is on your back. It is a confidence in having left the inessentials behind and of entering a world of natural beauty that has not been violated, where money has no value, and possessions are a dead weight. The person with the fewest possessions is the freest. Thoreau was right."
-   Paul Theroux, The Happy Isles of Oceania


"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive at where we started
And know the place for the first time."
-   T. S. Eliot,  Little Gidding


"Walking is also an ambulation of mind."
-   Gertel Ehrlich


"Meandering leads to perfection."
-   Lao Tzu


"Never have a path for walking on less than three feet wide."
-   Martin Hoyles 


"I don't mind being a tourist at all, and a gawker. I just walk around."
-   Ann Robinson


"Backpacking is the art of knowing what not to take."
-   Sheridan Anderson


"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
-   Eric Fromme


"After a day's walk everything has twice its usual value."
-   George Macauley Trevelyan



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"Walking would teach people the quality that youngsters find so hard to learn - patience."
-   Edward P. Weston


"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."
-   Fred Allen


"I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out until sundown: for going out, I found, was really going in."
-   John Muir


"Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking."
-   Antonio Machado


"Poetry is a vocation. It is not a career but a calling. For as long as I can remember, I have associated that calling, my life's work, with walking. I love the leisurely amplitude, the spaciousness, of taking a walk, of heading somewhere, anywhere, on foot. I love the sheer adventure of it, setting out and taking off. You cross a threshold and you're on your way. Time is suspended. Writing poetry is such an intense experience that it helps to start the process in a casual or wayward frame of mind. Poetry is written from the body as well as the mind, and the rhythm and pace of a walk can get you going and keep you grounded. It's a kind of light meditation. Daydreaming is one of the key sources of poetry -- a poem often starts as a daydream that finds its way into language -- and walking seems to bring a different sort of alertness, an associative kind of thinking, a drifting state of mind."
-   Edward Hirsch, Walking with His Muse 


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth."
-   Robert Frost, Two Roads  


"Thoughts come clearly while one walks."
-   Thomas Mann 


Caloric Expenditures for Different Bodyweights for One Hour of Walking at Various Speeds


Caloric Expenditures Per Mile for Different Bodyweights by Walking at Various Speeds


"Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake!"
-   W.J. Holland


"There is this to be said for walking: It's the one mode of human locomotion by which a man proceeds on his own two feet, upright, erect, as a man should be, not squatting on his rear haunches like a frog."
-   Edward Abbey


"Before modern times there was Walking, but not the perfection of Walking, because there was no tea."
-   George Macaulay Trevelyan, Walking


"Some people like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path."
-   Jean Anouilh


"He who limps is still walking."
-   Stanislaw J. Lec 


"Solvitur ambulando," St. Jerome was fond of saying.  To solve a problem, walk around."
-   Gregory McNamee


"It is not talking but walking that will bring us to heaven."
-   Matthew Henry 


"Along the river's summer walk,
The withered tufts of asters nod;
And trembles on its arid stalk
the hoar plum of the golden-rod."
-   John Greenleaf Whittier


"Hiking is the best workout! ... You can hike for three hours and not even realize you're working out.  And, hiking alone lets me have some time to myself."
-   Jamie Luner





The Complete Guide to Walking, New and Revised: For Health, Weight Loss, and Fitness by Mark Fenton  

Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit   

Walking: A Complete Guide to the Complete Exercise by Casey Meyers 

The Spirited Walker: Fitness Walking For Clarity, Balance, and Spiritual Connection by Carolyn Kortge



"Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.  It is walking toward me, without hurrying."
-   Jean Cocteau


"To find new things, take the path you took yesterday."
-   John Burroughs


"Walking isn't a lost art - one must, by some means, get to the garage."
-   Evan Esar


"Like one that on a lonesome road
Doth walk in fear and dread,
And having once turned round walks on,
And turns no more his head,
Because he knows a frightful fiend
Doth close behind him tread."
-   Samuel Taylor Coleridge


"Walking is the natural recreation for a man who desires not absolutely to suppress his intellect but to turn it out to play for a season."
-  Leslie Stephen


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"As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens."
-   Stephen Graham, The Gentle Art of Tramping


"If a walker is indeed an individualist there is nowhere he can't go at dawn and not many places he can't go at noon.   But just as it demeans life to live alongside a great river you can no longer swim in or drink from, to be crowded into safer areas and hours takes much of the gloss off walking - one sport you shouldn't have to reserve a time and a court for."
-   Edward Hoagland


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"Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake."
-  Wallace Stevens


"Trails not only connect us with each other, they connect us with ourselves. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted knew this, and designed his pathways for reverie: gentle, winding, and somehow private. Communities with no place to daydream are communities without imagination."
-   David Burwell


"Singing the same song at a different tone,
In thoughts, destined to die, unknown.
Born unto a world not of our own,
We walked together, walking alone."
-   Michael R. Anderson,
Walking Alone 


"Your body is built for walking." 
-   Gary Yanker 


"The doctors of antiquity have affirmed that love is a passion that resembles a melancholy disease.  The physician Rasis prescribed, therefore, in order to recover, coitus, fasting, drunkenness, and walking."
-   Marsilio Ficino, De Amore


"The place where you lose the trail is not necessarily the place where it ends."
-   Tom Brown, Jr.


"It is a great art to saunter."
-   Henry David Thoreau, 1841 


"How can you explain that you need to know that the trees are still there, and the hills and the sky?  Anyone knows they are.  How can you say it is time your pulse responded to another rhythm, the rhythm of the day and the season instead of the hour and the minute?  No, you cannot explain.  So you walk."
-   Source Unknown 


"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing."
-   Aldous Huxley


"Of all exercises walking is the best."
-   Thomas Jefferson


"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
-   William Shakespeare, MacBeth


"Walking around
                an early spring garden--
going nowhere."

-   Kyoshi 


"And I walked, I walked through the light air;
I moved with the morning."
-  Theodore Roethke, A Field of Light


"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go."
-   Robert L. Stevenson


"It has been said that there are landscapes one can walk through, landscapes which can be gazed upon,
landscapes in which one may dwell ...  Those fit for walking through or being gazed upon are not equal
to those in which one may dwell or ramble."
-   Kuo Hsi


"Don't think you're on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path."
-   Author Unknown


"To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life." 
–   John Burroughs





"The contented person enjoys the scenery of a detour."
–   Author Unknown


"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."
-   Steven Wright


"To walk abroad is, not with eyes,
But thoughts, the fields to see and prize;
Else may the silent feet,
Like logs of wood,
Move up and down, and see no good,
Nor Jor nor glory meet."
-  Thomas Traherne, Walking


A pedestrian is someone who thought there were a couple of gallons left in the tank. 


"Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow." 
-   Henry David Thoreau  


"Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."
-   Eddie Cantor


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"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."
Chinese Proverb


"I was the world in which I walked."
-   Wallace Stevens, Tea at the Palaz of Hoon


"Farewell we call to hearth and hall!
Though wind may blow and rain may fall.
We must away ere the break of day.
Far over wood and mountain tall."
-   J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings


"When you walking along naturally, you're walking in the harmony of the Unborn."
-   Bankei (1622-1693)


"It's amazing how much time one can spend in a garden doing nothing at all.  I sometimes think, in fact, that the nicest part of gardening is walking around in a daze, idly deadheading the odd dahlia, wondering where on earth to squeeze in yet another impulse buy, debating whether to move the recalcitrant artemisia one more time, or daydreaming about where to put the pergola."
-   Jane Garmey, A Writer in the Garden 


"You need special shoes for hiking - and a bit of a special soul as well."
-   Emme Woodhull-Bäche


"A fact bobbed up from my memory, that the ancient Egyptians prescribed  walking through a garden as a cure for the mad.  It was a mind-altering drug we took daily."
-   Paul Fleischman, Seedfolks


"Good walking leaves no track behind it."
-   Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching


"Some do not walk at all; others walk in the highways; a few walk across lots."
-   Henry David Thoreau, Walking


Death Valley, CA 1988


"Walking is the great adventure, the first meditation, a practice of heartiness and soul primary to humankind.  Walking is the exact balance between spirit and humility."
-   Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild


"I dream of hiking into my old age."
-  Marlyn Doan


"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle.  But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth.  Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes.  All is a miracle."
-   Thich Nhat Hanh



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"What is there that confers the noblest delight?  What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him?  Discovery!  To know that you are walking where none others have walked."
-   Mark Twain 


"Now shall I walk
or shall I ride?
"Ride," Pleasure said:
"Walk," Joy replied.
-   W.H. Davies


"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
-   Chris Howell


"A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time - pills or stairs."
-   Joan Welsh


"Walks: The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird."
-   Jules Renard 


"Competition between footmen gave way during the second half of the 18th century to men racing against time over long distances. 'Pedestrians' (as the walkers were called) could win a very handsome fee for walking dozens -- or even hundreds -- of miles within a proscribed time. Side bets were, of course, very welcome. One of the more popular goals involved covering at least 100 miles in less than 24 hours. Those meeting this goal were (and still are) called Centurions."
-   William Gordon Wallace


"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."
-   John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra


"Our true home is in the present moment.  To live in the present moment is a miracle.  The miracle is not to walk on water.  The miracle is to walk on the green Earth in the present moment…"
-  Thich Nhat Hanh


"The more zigzag the way, the deeper the scenery. 
The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place."
-   Huang Binhong




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"Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other."
-   M. C. Richards


"All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart."
-   Carlos Castenda


"All walking is discovery.  On foot we take the time to see things whole."
-   Hal Borland


"It is good to collect things; it is better to take walks."
-   Anatole France


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"Before supper take a little walk, after supper do the same.
-   Erasmus 


"It is good to express a thing twice right at the outset and so to give it a right foot and also a left one. Truth can surely stand on one leg, but with two it will be able to walk and get around."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end."
-   Ursula K. LeGui


"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day."
-   Henry David Thoreau


"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
-   Paul Dudley White 


"The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy.  The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose."
-   Charles Dickens


"When one walks, one is brought into touch first of all with the essential relations between one's physical powers and the character of the country; one is compelled to see it as its natives do.  Then every man one meets is an individual."
-   Aleister Crowley


"It is solved by walking."
-   A Latin proverb


"I have a notebook with me all the time, and I begin scribbling a few words. When things are going well, the walk does not get anywhere; I finally just stop and write."
-   Mary Oliver



Here is my walking path. It is a .35 mile, asphalt paved, cul-de-sac, Kilkenny Lane, in Red Bluff, California.  Kilkenny Lane moves in an east-west direction from the front of my home to Highway 99 West.  I practice Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong in the circular area in front of my house shown the foreground of this picture.  I rarely encounter a car on Kilkenny Lane.    



"It takes days of practice to learn the art of sauntering.  Commonly we stride through the out-of-doors too swiftly to see more than the most obvious and prominent things. 
For observing nature, the best pace is a snail’s pace."
-   Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons


"Nothing like a nighttime stroll to give you ideas." 
-   J.K. Rowling


"The world belongs to the energetic."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson


"I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition."
-   Katherine Hepburn


"We live with our heels as well as head and most of our pleasure comes in that way."
-   John Muir


"Take a two-mile walk every morning before breakfast."
-   Harry Truman (Advice on how to live to be 80.)


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"You have to stay in shape.  My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She's ninety-seven today and we don't know where the hell she is."
-   Ellen Degeneres  


"Make the commitment to gradually improve both your exercise performance and your eating habits.  Take your time, what's the hurry?  View it as a journey to improve yourself.  Although this is difficult, focus on the journey, not the end result."
-   Bob Greene


"One thing that you find out when you have been practicing mindfulness for a while is that nothing is quite as simple as it appears.  This is as true for walking as it is for anything else.  For one thing, we carry our mind around with us when we walk, so we are usually absorbed in our own thoughts to one extent or another.   We are hardly ever just walking, even when we are just going out for a walk.  Walking meditation involves intentionally attending to the experience of walking itself.  This brings your attention to the actual experience of walking as you are doing it, focusing on the sensations in your feet and legs, feeling your whole body moving.  You can also integrate awareness of your breathing with the experience.
-  John Kabat-Zinn 


"Make your feet your friend." 
-   J.M. Barrie


"Thank God I have the seeing eye, that is to say, as I lie in bed I can walk step by step on the fells and rough land seeing every stone and flower and patch of bog and cotton pass where my old legs will never take me again."
-   Beatrix Potter


"The true charm of pedestrianism does not lie in the walking, or in the scenery, but in the talking.  The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
-   Mark Twain  


"To rove about, musing, that is to say loitering, is, for a philosopher, a good way of spending time, especially in that kind of mock rurality, ugly but odd, and partaking of two natures, which surrounds certain large cities, particularly Paris."
-   Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


"When you have worn out your shoes, the strength of the shoe leather has passed into the fiber of your body.  I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson


"We are kindred all of us, killer and victim, predator and prey, me and the sly coyote, the soaring buzzard, the elegant gopher snake, and trembling cottontail, the foul worms that feed on our entrails; all of them, all of us. Long live diversity, long live the earth!"
-   Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


"The mere thought of walking outdoors on a brilliant golden-blue day causes fire-works of delight to go off in most people’s psyche.  It gives one an instant feeling of happiness and that is meditation!  We are not 
only in touch, at that moment, with the physical splendour of nature, but also with the beauty of merging our own spiritual nature with it."
 Karen Zebroff 


North Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA, 2006


"Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking."
-  John Wain 


"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight.  All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk."
-   Ayn Rand


"The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet."
-   Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance


"Part of the challenge in taking up Zen training is appreciating that formal study is focused and dedicated, but also in a certain sense contrived.  Each step in kinhin is a wondrous linking of breath and mind and sangha and self, and is obviously also walking in circles really slowly in a cramped room.  It’s a device, and it’s mysteriously right. It’s very ordinary, and it’s as extraordinary as the universe itself."
-  Bonnie Myotai Treace, Moonlit Window   


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"A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; 
a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; 
an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - 
he's walking on them."
-  Leonard L. Levinson 


"No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning."
-   Cyril Connolly 


"But I hope that you walk around the corner and you get very surprised."
-   Miranda Richardson


"The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: "What good is it?"  If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not.  If the biota, in the course of eons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts.  To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."
-   Aldo Leopold, Round River


"It is one of the blessings of wilderness life that it shows us how few things we need in order to be perfectly happy."
-  Horace Kephart, 1917


"Take a walk on the wild side."
-   Lou Reed




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The Ways of Walking

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Walking, Walks, Walkabouts, Walker, Hiker,
Sauntering, Meandering, Strolling, Wander, Wandering, Saunter
Promenade, Ambulate, Shuffle, Fast Walking, Competitive Walking
Gait, Stride, Pace, March, Quick Step, Browse, Window Shopping, Sight Seeing
Walking Meditation, Contemplative Walks, Kinhin, Pilgrimages, Stroll,
Labyrinths, Sacred Circles,
Marching, Parading, Circumnavigation
Path, Pathway, Trail, Sidewalk, Road,
Quotations, Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Aphorisms, Quips, Epigrams, Cliches
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Guides, Commentary, Notes, Journal
Ba Gua Zhang, Pa Kua Chang, Circle Walking, Walking Martial Arts
Hiking, Trekking, Mountaineering
Promenade, Marche, Flânez, Flânerie, Hausse, Alpinisme
Wandern, Wanderung, Weg, Gehen, Schlendern Sie, Saunter, Bergsteigen
Caminata, El Caminar, Alza, El Ir de Excursion, Mountaineering
Camminata, Camminare, Aumento, Passeggi,
Прогулка, Гулять, Погуляйте,
Quotations, Quotes, Sayings, Poems, Aphorisms, Quips, Epigrams, Cliches
Analogies, Similies, Metaphors, Symbolism
Bibliography, Links, Resources, Guides, Commentary, Notes, Journal


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