Three-mile Hike In the Rio Grande Gorge

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We took an easy, round-trip hike on one of our most beautiful trails. Great time of day to hike. We went early in the morning to be sure we would be back in time for Brandon’s appointment. We three, me, … Read More

Backpacking Memories — Tour du Mont Blanc

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When my kids were young I wanted to take them on one of the world’s most beautiful hikes, the Tour du Mont Blanc. It’s a 105-mile hike around the highest mountain in Europe. The trail crosses several high mountain passes. It’s … Read More

Three Hiking Tips for Geezer’s Aging with Heart Problems

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Here are three tips that helped me.   Confession.  I just got out of the hospital. I was there for three days with an acute heart problem. So let me see if these three tips might be useful to some other old … Read More

Backpacking Memories — Hiking with Rangers

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Hiking With the Park, Forest and Land Management RangersBeing the founding editor and owner of Backpacker magazine, there were always rangers wanting to hike with me. Since I hold rangers in high regard, I was honored to hike with them … Read More

World Peace — SERIOUSLY!

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WORDS WORDS WORDS! They don’t have to upset the Peace within. If I tune in to news of terrorism, racism, climate change, and more, it’s easy to wonder if there will ever be peace in our world. Peace begins with me. … Read More

Stanzi, the Hiker-Dog, Meets Big Horn Sheep!

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Yes, on her first hike in the wilderness of the Rio Grande Gorge Stanzi met 7 big horned sheep!   Hard to say who was more surprised!  Stanzi or us! She was doing so great on the trail we dropped … Read More

Communing With God On Woodland Hikes

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After a lifetime of a love affair with nature, I’ve discovered words that express more adequately why it matters so much to me. When I was a child at summer camp, a counselor said every afternoon when his duty ended that he … Read More

Snowless Hiking Trails in February!

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Can You Believe — Just two weeks after a big snowfall, where did it all go? We had a decent additional eight inches of snow on January 26. By February 6, we had lost almost all of it. The groundhog was … Read More

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