The San Leonardo Trail near the Pecos Wilderness

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The other day I hiked the San Leonardo Trail. With a name like Leonardo how could I resist? While the DaVinci was not a saint, he certainly is one of my all time heroes and a mountain climber centuries before … Read More

Therapy Hikes for this Old Geezer

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Between my more strenuous hikes I take some easier ones to keep the body’s joints greased. The hikes shake out the kinks in my get-alongs. And sort of keep me in shape for the heartier hikes. So, after my San … Read More

Three Reasons to Keep On Hiking as I Approach Ninety

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We have 613 miles of trails in our Carson National Forest, most of which are within a few minutes drive of my front door. Virtually all are only a little over an hour away. And these trails range in difficulty … Read More

Arabian Nights on the Subway

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My daughter Katie took me on an exotic tour of the world within The City! We went to New Delhi, Rome, Athens, Cairo and Shanghai — all by subway train! And without a doubt, New York, New York is a great … 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

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

Sunday Hike in Taos, New Mexico

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We wanted to have a whack at connecting a loop of two trails from river to rim in the Rio Grande Gorge from the Taos Junction Bridge out along the rim and back down.  We had each hiked sections of … Read More

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