The Trail

Forest trail

“The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.”

-Louis L’Amour


  1. Happy Camper says:

    The trail says it all. 🙂 You might not travel on the same trail again that’s why you should embrace every memorable moment that happens.. You might accomplish or realize something great at the end but what matters most are those things that you’ve seen or experienced while on the trail.

  2. Hiking Lady says:

    Thanks Colorado Rafting and DSD! Yes, we all must take time to reflect in this busy world we live in.

  3. DSD says:

    Often do I need to remind myself of this, especially when reaching for a new goal, as it is indeed those moments in between that become as precious as any that are discovered at the end of any journey. When I think of those many words like quest, pilgrimmage, and others – the root word, or meaning of origin, reflect the importance of the very steps taken themselves…

  4. Great Advice!

    Im a rafting a hiking guide in colorado, and far too often do i find the people I guide are concentrating too much on getting done with the hike or rafting trip, and forget to really enjoy themselves. I think that people should sometimes just watch their kids in the raft. They are the best rafters!

  5. Kerri says:

    ANother way of saying, “It’s the journey, not the destination.” It’s a great credo not just for hiking, but for life itself.

  6. Donna says:

    Wow, what a thought provoking statement by Louis L’Amour.
    Thank you for making me aware of this.

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