Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Delectable Madness

Here are the opening words from the one of the best books ever written on hiking. After benefiting from a great many 15-20 minute walks, I can vouch for the truthfulness of his words. I also agree with his assertion that walking is a wonderful madness. I know personally that this madness is vital to my sanity.
     "I had better admit right away that walking can in the end become an addiction, and that it is then as deadly in its fashion as heroin or television or the stock exchange. But even in this final stage it remains a delectable madness, very good for the sanity, and I recommend it with passion.
      A redeeming feature of the condition is that no matter how heavily you have been hooked you can still get your kicks from very small doses."
 — Colin Fletcher, The Complete Walker

Our trailhead
Our trailhead

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