Wilderness Wednesday Favorite Quotes

Posted on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 by »

This week we will celebrate Wilderness Wednesday with our favorite quotes!  One of the most notable wilderness quotes of all time is a classic from Henry David Thoreau: “In wildness is the preservation of the world.” We couldn’t agree more!  We keep this one, as well as other favorite quotes, close at hand, on a special page on our newly redesigned website.

Our new webpage are now one month old and the feedback has been very positive! Filled with new features, more people are visiting and they are stopping at more pages and staying longer.  All are important measures of how well we are able to use the website as a means of getting information out.

One important, fun and inspiring new feature is the page of favorite wilderness quotes we have compiled. From Thoreau to Leopold, Roosevelt to Marshall, Muir, Stegner, Olson and Abbey, you will find many of your favorites and more. We included well known quotes as well as some obscure ones in a collection that we hope you will enjoy as much as we do.


Let us know if you have a favorite quote that is not included on this page and we can add it.  Afterall, these aren’t written on stone (although some deserve to be) but they are imprinted on our collective wilderness conscious and expanding that is what we are all about!

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.

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