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The world’s big and I want to take a good look at it before it gets dark.
Senior Hiker Magazine is a print publication by and for avid hikers over the age of 50. Our mission is to bring alive the experience of wilderness and the wild unexpected life through beautiful writing, photography and artwork.
Old as dirt. When one steps off the ferry from the mainland of Scotland arriving in the Orkney Islands, that description becomes palpable. I've long been intrigued by what lies beneath the Scottish landscape, whether it's the mythic fairy haven in Dunkeld or the achingly sad battlefield of Culloden. But what has been uncovered and continues to be explored in the Orkneys is rewriting our human history.
Walking down the Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Becky Smucker stops to quiet down the group.
"Listen," she says, "That's a black-throated green warbler." Twelve gabbing, stomping hikers break on a dime. The woods are silent except for the warbler's zee-zee-zoo. If I'd been hiking by myself, I would never have heard this bird—let alone identify it.
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Each issue of Senior Hiker has spirited articles on hiking and the wilderness experience, poetry, beautiful photography, and other artwork inspired by wilderness. Regular columns include practical guidelines on hiking (Mountain Sense), descriptions of hikes in international locales (Exotic Hikes), hiking group profiles (Hard Corps); and accounts of hiking misadventure (Hell Hikes).Buy This Issue Subscribe Buy Back Issue
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