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 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

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

Stanzi Has Arrived and We Rejoice!

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Joy picked up Stanzi at Spirit Poodles in Minnesota on her way back from her yearly get-together with her college room-mate, Lynn Kernoble.   The girls partied while I took care of the homestead. Well, not entirely unpleasant, since nephew Kenn … 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

Boomer Hikers Enjoying the Santa Barbara Trail

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Yesterday my friend, Dennis Robins, and I hiked into the first stream-crossing on the West Fork of the trail, had lunch and were ambling back out. We bumped into a bouncy bunch of Boomers out for a Labor Day Weekend of … 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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