Five Tips for Buying Hiking Boots

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I’ve been hiking for close to 85 years already and have worn out at least a dozen pair of hiking boots. I’ve heard a lot of hype about buying “the perfect hiking boot.” Most is interesting but not very useful. … Read More

Waiting for Old Geezer, Bill

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Back in the day — I was always waiting for the slowest hiker.  Today I am the slowest hiker. Not bad though, for I’ve taken a tip from one of my favorite backpacking companions, my nephew Kenn Petsh,. Kenn always … Read More

Visiting My Shafer Grandchildren

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What a gift it is to have grandchildren!  We don’t deserve them, but oh-such-joy they give us when we stop to see them. The finale of my trip to New York was visiting my daughter, Maggie, her great husband Doug, … Read More

Arabian Nights on the Subway

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My daughter Katie took me on an exotic tour of the world within The City! We went to New Delhi, Rome, Athens, Cairo and Shanghai — all by subway train! And without a doubt, New York, New York is a great … Read More

Bites of the Big Apple!

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I arrived in NYC Thursday to visit my children and grand children. A daughter in Brooklyn, another who came down from Boston — and of course their partners — gathered in The City for a few days of fun. One … Read More

The Deep Medicine of the Woods!

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Leave it to the Japanese to do it right! Watch the video — “Forest Bathing” It may load slowly. Fascinating! It’s what I have been so limply trying to say on this blog-site for over a year. Then too, there are … Read More

Tips for Geezers to Age Gracefully While Hiking

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I’m another year older and it’s a bit more difficult to step along with my wife and friend. She’s younger by 18 years and he by 30. So I just lag along behind while they amble on ahead, chatting it up.   … Read More

Hiking Alpine Mountain Passes — Backpacking Geezer’s Memories

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My most gentrified hike was nine days through the Bernese Oberland, over the passes among some of the most spectacular mountains of Switzerland. We began at Montreux, Switzerland on the shore of Lake Geneva. And ended nine days later at Mönchshutte, … Read More

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