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Why We Geezer Hikers Have Better Brain Power!
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It’s true! Just moderate amounts of hiking actually sustains our mental abilities. This is not just anecdotal opinions of health advocates. It is results of dozens of studies conducted over the past few decades, involving thousands of geezer participants. Rush … Read More

Hiking With My Dallas Buddies
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I can’t believe they’d drive all the way from Dallas — for just two days of hiking. But they do love to hike! They wanted to see the new smokejumpers bridge in the Santa Barbara canyon. So, of course.   … Read More

How I Hike Alone When the Trails Are So Crowded
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It was difficult squeezing into the El Nogal parking lot this October Holiday Sunday. How then to get away from the crowd? Not difficult really. I hiked a couple of miles and saw only six people, most of them near … Read More

Secret Thoughts About Our One-ness
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Aren’t we all One — after all? First a little recollection about a frivolous time leading up to my secret reminiscences. Many years ago I drove across America in my old Chevrolet with a companion from India, Brij Toofan. That … Read More

Smokejumpers Build New Hikers’ Bridge to Pecos High Country
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  Hikers can now cross the West Fork of the Santa Barbara River with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon and with six other volunteers sawed, chiseled, hammered and bolted together logs … Read More