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

Tips for Geezers to Age Gracefully While Hiking

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I’m another year older and it’s a bit more difficult to step along with my wife and friend. She’s younger by 18 years and he by 30. So I just lag along behind while they amble on ahead, chatting it up.   … 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

Three Hiking Tips for Geezer’s Aging with Heart Problems

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Here are three tips that helped me.   Confession.  I just got out of the hospital. I was there for three days with an acute heart problem. So let me see if these three tips might be useful to some other old … Read More

Backpacking Memories — Hiking with Rangers

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Hiking With the Park, Forest and Land Management RangersBeing the founding editor and owner of Backpacker magazine, there were always rangers wanting to hike with me. Since I hold rangers in high regard, I was honored to hike with them … Read More

Stanzi, the Hiker-Dog, Meets Big Horn Sheep!

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Yes, on her first hike in the wilderness of the Rio Grande Gorge Stanzi met 7 big horned sheep!   Hard to say who was more surprised!  Stanzi or us! She was doing so great on the trail we dropped … 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

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