John Muir Quote, Don’t Hike, Saunter
The full John Muir quote that this shirt design is taken from reads “I don’t like either the word [hike] 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.”
- Whether on a difficult mountain trail or any hiking trail, this quote on hiking is appropriate. We should take time and saunter through the mountains.
- Great for hikers, backpackers, outdoor adventurers and anyone who loves sauntering scenic trails.