Walking in the White Mountains

The White Mountains
The White Mountains

We took Jefferson’s advice.

“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks. Never think of taking a book with you. The object of walking is to relax the mind. You should therefore not permit yourself even to think while you walk. But divert your attention by the objects surrounding you. Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” —Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785

Non-Motorized Recreation
Non-Motorized Recreation
Following the dog
Following the dog and looking for grouse
wilderness
Wilderness
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

 

7 Responses to “Walking in the White Mountains”

  1. Brandon

    Beautiful part of our state.

    What kind of vest are you wearing? I use a Filson tin cloth game bag, and I love the classic look/feel of a strap vest. But it just doesn’t hold much, especially for more than a couple hours in the desert. Yours has that classic look and looks like it can hold enough for a full day hunt.

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      • Brandon

        Thanks Ben. I saw the San Carlos on their website last week and went ahead and ordered one on Friday. It came in the mail the next day. Looks great so far, I’ll get a chance to actually use it this Saturday bird hunting. I’d be curious to see your review of it.

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