What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
The air is cooler, the visibility from the summits are usually better than in the summer, and the leaves on the trees can make the trail glow as if it was on fire.
If you wish strongly, have courage and endurance, then you can get to the summit of your dream.
Clouds, they make a painting out of the sky.
We have not wings we cannot soar; but, we have feet to scale and climb, by slow degrees, by more and more, the cloudy summits of our time.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters, and members of our armed forces.
Cairns represent a trail marker that guides one through uncertain areas in life. They provide guidance, hope, balance, continuity, and confidence on the journey down the path of life.
~John P. Kraemer
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. It’s easy.
~The Beatles – All You Need Is Love
If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.
…And I wanna sleep with you in the desert tonight, with a billion stars all around.
~The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling