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

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

Stay Present Longer

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We all become present at times.  A few of us can be present more often and stay present longer. Practice of being present takes time.  But needn’t take time away from everyday activities.   Our Attention Usually Gets Lost We often get lost … Read More

Three Geezers Take a Hike

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Okay, we admit it.  We three old dodderers are having more fun than we deserve — at any age.   There is a thirty year difference from our youngest, 58-year-old Brandon and our oldest, 88-year -old me.  Glenn-in-the-middle, just grins and puts … Read More

How to Develop a Geezer Hiking Habit

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The very best exercise for health and happiness in our later years is walking.  And better even than walking is hiking. It is a pleasant way to keep a variety of muscles limber and strong for better balance to catch … Read More

Contemplative Hiking

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Back when I launched Backpacker magazine, I tried to include a piece about the spiritual side of nature in every issue.  My first issue carried a piece by Colin Fletcher about his immersion in the spiritual side of his historic end-to-end Grand Canyon … Read More

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