Cougar Tracks on a Therapy Hike with a Post-Cardiac Geezer

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My Texas friend, Jack — arrived to hike in Northern New Mexico just four days after his angioplasty. The docs placed ten stents in Jack’s arteries and told him it was okay for him to take “moderate” hikes, like “easy-does-it” … 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

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

Three Geezers Take a Hike

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Okay, we admit it.  We three old dodderers are having more fun than we deserve — at any age.   There is a thirty year difference from our youngest, 58-year-old Brandon and our oldest, 88-year -old me.  Glenn-in-the-middle, just grins and puts … Read More

How to Develop a Geezer Hiking Habit

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The very best exercise for health and happiness in our later years is walking.  And better even than walking is hiking. It is a pleasant way to keep a variety of muscles limber and strong for better balance to catch … Read More

Contemplative Hiking

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Back when I launched Backpacker magazine, I tried to include a piece about the spiritual side of nature in every issue.  My first issue carried a piece by Colin Fletcher about his immersion in the spiritual side of his historic end-to-end Grand Canyon … Read More

“Easy Does It” Geezer Hiking

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When I got to the trailhead this morning the parking lot was filled with twenty-four vehicles. Eleven were from out of state — two from Utah, three from Colorado, one each from Kentucky, Arizona, Washington, Texas and Montana. Just think, they’d come those … Read More

Creativity, Anyone?

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Want to be creative?  I don’t know. I wonder about that. Especially because some people think I’m creative. I’ve forever thought I was weird. I wanted to be more like other people. I wanted to be comfortable being a corporate … Read More

Hiking Through Canyons of Concrete and Glass

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I discovered — I actually re-discovered — how New Yorkers stay in such top-notch physical condition.   Not only do they walk everywhere in Manhattan, but they ride the subway. That may not say much about their physical condition, unless you … Read More

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