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

An Early Early Spring Hike

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The other day we had a truly by-golly spring day after several days warm enough to melt much of the snow at our altitude.  Warm, sunny bright, better-be-outdoors day! My prayer book that day had this appropriate advice: Live outdoors … 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

Putting Spirituality into Everyday Life

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Our Daily Hike Yesterday I did a five-mile hike with Tessa.  We climbed a thousand feet in snow up the side of a mountain. We were only the second ones on the trail. The first was a grey-haired woman with … Read More

Edge of Taos Desert Hike

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It’s supposed to begin snowing at four. I have an hour and a half to stay out here beside our cabin writing until then. I want to take advantage of every minute of it. I took my two-mile hike this … Read More

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