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

Do You Want to be the Shadow or the True You?

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We do have a choice, you know. “It is because we don’t know who we are, because we are unaware that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us, that we behave in the generally silly, the often insane, the sometimes … Read More

Hiking Trails In Danger!

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Yikes! Walk Seven Miles of Highway! Call That Hiking? Hikers had been hiking this section of the Florida Trail for years. Then suddenly, without prior notice, they faced “NO TRESPASSING” signs! This is the most recent trail closing hikers are facing … Read More

Our Pup, Stanzi, Goes On Her First Hike

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We took our dog, Stanzi, on her first hike. She’s my wife Joy’s four-and-a-half month old pup. I’m Stanzi’s trail guide. And what a great time this guide has with his client! We held back taking her hiking until she had her … Read More

Power of Geoff’s Faith Shown in Photos

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I got this post from a friend, Geoff Curtis, this morning.  He went from spiritual weakness to physical strength through simple belief. Proof of his metamorphosis is in the photos.  Below is his message.     I’ve felt weakness beyond … Read More

A Geezer New Year’s Resolution

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Make 2017 a terrific year for us Geezers. RESOLUTION A bit more exercise. My way is the Trails — hiking. Walking is the very best exercise there is.  The Mayo Clinic says, “Getting older is inevitable, but it’s possible to slow … Read More

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