[pct-l] JMT record??

csxii at schizoaffective.org csxii at schizoaffective.org
Sat Sep 16 12:13:05 CDT 2006

On Sat, 16 Sep 2006 12:42:19 -0400, "Robert Ellinwood"
<rellinwood at worldnet.att.net> had this to say:

>FWIW,   Dr Bob....     (Who can't possibly move like that...  regrettably)

Are you sure you want to?

Hiking - I don't like either the word or the thing. People ought to
saunter in the mountains - not hike! Do you know the origin of that
word 'saunter?' It's a beautiful word. Away back in the Middle Ages
people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in
the villages through which they passed asked where they were going,
they would reply, "A la sainte terre,' 'To the Holy Land.' And so they
became known as sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains
are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently,
not 'hike' through them.

- John Muir, quoted by Albert Palmer in A Parable of Sauntering .

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