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

It was a year of loss! — Our Dog Tessa. And gain! — Our Dog, Stanzi

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We lost our dear, Tessa, February 29th. Her grave memorial is covered with a hundred rocks, each from a trail she loved. We miss her terribly.   We got Stanzi on November 6 from her mom, Sunday, in Minnesota.   … Read More

A Good, and Maybe the ONLY, History of Hiking in America

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BackpackerBill’s Take on a New Hikers’ Book On the Trail: A History of American Hiking  by Silas Chamberlin Even though it’s a “history,” the guy writes very entertaining stories of hikers pioneering the way. And it is factually correct!  How do I know?  Simple. … Read More

Backpacking Memories of Oh-Be-Joyful Dave Sumner

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Maroon Bells Wilderness. One of my all-time favorite backpacking areas! I spent oh-so-many days and nights out in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with my good friend, Dave Sumner. The night air is brisk and morning sunshine sparkling! Dave was the Rocky … Read More

Is God Out There In Nature?

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I’ve had that question many times. Is God out there — Somewhere? If so, how does God get into my head, speaking to me in “that still small voice?” I know, the Bible says that “it is not here, not there — the Kingdom … Read More

The Holiness That’s In the Air

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While reading Houston Smith’s biography, I couldn’t help identify with what he said in this quote: I always felt happier at Native American gatherings than at meetings of the American Academy of Religion or, for that matter, at the universities … Read More

How Our Wilderness Hike Helped Us Deal With the Election Results

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We three – one voted for Hillary, one for Trump, and one for neither – hiked together all day getting a clearer perspective on the results.   We hiked six-hours over twelve miles in the Pecos Wilderness where we had … Read More

Stanzi Has Arrived and We Rejoice!

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Joy picked up Stanzi at Spirit Poodles in Minnesota on her way back from her yearly get-together with her college room-mate, Lynn Kernoble.   The girls partied while I took care of the homestead. Well, not entirely unpleasant, since nephew Kenn … Read More

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