Summer is one of the most beautiful seasons in the state of Colorado. No matter what your interests are, there is something for you to do. With blues skies and sunshine ruling the days, it can be hard to decide which adventure to take. One of the best places to look for adventure is in the minds of those who have dedicated their lives to satisfying their wanderlust. If you’re looking for some motivation, check out our favorite adventure quotes for the summer.
“What is adventure? If a lone wolf lifts his plaintive call into the moonlight near your campsite, you might call that adventure. While you’re sweating like a horse on a climb over a 12,000 foot pass, that could be adventure. When howling head winds press your lips against your teeth, you face a mighty struggle. When your pack grows heavy on your shoulders as your climb a 14,000 foot peak, you feel the adventure. When you suffer freezing temperatures and 20 inches of fresh powder on a hut to hut trip in the Rockies, that could be called adventure. But that’s not what makes an adventure. It’s your willingness to conquer it, and to present yourself at the doorstep of nature. That creates the experience. No more greater joy can come from life than to live inside a moment of adventure. It is the uncommon wilderness experience that gives your life expectation.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a ride!’”
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
No matter what you are motivating yourself to do, be it a cliffside zipline in Idaho Springs or a whitewater adventure Buena Vista, at least one of these adventure quotes will help get you up and going. When you do get yourself out and about, check out one of Colorado Zipline and AVA’s trips at 7 different locations throughout the state of Colorado. Even if you are not adventuring with us, get out there and do some exploring or adventuring of your own!