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

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

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

Hiking a Modified Tour du Mont Blanc — Backpacking Memories

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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

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

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