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

Amazing dogs you meet on the Trail! And their owners more amazing!

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This one for instance! Hiking with nine dogs!!? My hiking buddy, Brandon, and I came across this motley group on our way out of the Williams Lake Trail on June 30. Fascinating folks.  They said they were not old friends, … Read More

What Can We Geezers Learn About Dying?

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  At my age, the realization of how few days I have left reminds me daily of how perishable this body is. While I doubt there are many who’ve more belief in a spiritual afterlife than me, I still wonder if … Read More

Five Tips for Buying Hiking Boots

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I’ve been hiking for close to 85 years already and have worn out at least a dozen pair of hiking boots. I’ve heard a lot of hype about buying “the perfect hiking boot.” Most is interesting but not very useful. … Read More

Waiting for Old Geezer, Bill

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Back in the day — I was always waiting for the slowest hiker.  Today I am the slowest hiker. Not bad though, for I’ve taken a tip from one of my favorite backpacking companions, my nephew Kenn Petsh,. Kenn always … 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

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