Dog Days on the Santa Barbara Trail

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Hiking the Santa Barbara the Third Time This Week! Today I hiked it with my wife, Joy, and our friends, Gwen and John and their two great poodles, Bella and Bodhi.      

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

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

Geezer Backpackers’ Spiritual Vibrations

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My Wise Mentor My paternal grandfather was the least educated, but the wisest one in our family. Granddad was a born seer. With but a third-grade education he nonetheless knew the art of meditation. He’d spend time in daily contemplation, emptying his … Read More

My Best Friend and Hiking Partner Is Gone

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It came so so suddenly without the least bit of warning. My dog, Tessa, was such an integral part of all I did every day. She was in the prime of her life, healthy, spunky, so well-behaved and appreciative of everything we did … Read More

Geezer Hiking When Other Hikers Pass Us By

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I’s Now OK That Hikers Pass Me On the Trail    I intended to hike the six-mile loop on the most popular mountain trail in this area today. It starts out steeply from the trailhead. And after a few hundred yards I … Read More

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