Hiking Rio Grande Gorge Today

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  Nice Geezer five-mile hike in the Rio Grande Gorge   My friend Brandon was kind enough to hike with me.  I have no idea how he does it. He’s much taller, meaning his legs are longer enabling his pace to be … Read More

My Dog, an Upanishad and Me

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I didn’t hike today I chose to meander off-trail, instead. I wanted to be by myself. For a special reason. So I just moseyed leisurely along the rounded top of a ridge. The shade of towering ponderosa pines fell upon … Read More

Two Day’s Hikes, Four More Trail Dogs

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Love it! We Taoseneans really are dog lovers, aren’t we though? My wife, Joy, and I met two dog-hikers and their dogs on the Santa Barbara Trail, yesterday.  And two more on the South Boundary Trail today. The two yesterday were … Read More

Dog-Days’ Dogs

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We regular dog-hikers (as opposed to dog-walkers) bump into each other frequently on the trails.  Today I ran into Cindy and Stanley with their friend, Sandra on the South Boundary Trail.   And also met my trail friend, Joan with … Read More

Out-of-Body-Experience in the Woods?

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A Strange Thing Happened —  one day a few years ago while I was hiking. My listening was opened wide. I was hearing the wind in the trees and the crunch of my boots on the grit of the trail. Then, for a fleeting … Read More

What’s Outside the Box of Space and Time?

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I often camp alone. It’s not that I don’t like camping with others. I have several friends with whom I enjoy chatting  around a campfire. But that’s just it. When I’m alone I observe things I usually don’t if I am chatting. … Read More

And Then There Are Dogs!!

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Today the Italiano Trail with my friend Eric Stamberger. What do you know? We ran into more dogs and their trail companions.   Here’s Rick & Maggie from Albuquerque with their boss dog, Rosie.   And today Italiano was getting lots … Read More

Dog-Walking on Taos Trails – Everywhere!

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It seems walking dogs on our numerous trails around Taos is “what we do.” We hike and we take our dogs along, My wife, Joy, and I had fun meeting dog-walking hikers on a real easy trail along the river by the El … Read More

And Even More Dogs

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Ever since our dog, Tessa, died back on February 29 we’ve been taking pictures of hikers with dogs we meet on the trail. Here are two more.        

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