The Geezer Community

Old Geezer Hiking is a community perfectly fit for people of all ages who love the outdoors, hiking, and backpacking. We range from just beginning to seasoned adventurers.  

As older adult hikers, we face many challenges. So, The Geez himself shares resources that help keep things safe, on track, and fun on the trail. 

The experiences range from basic know- how to the extreme. Along this journey, you find tips, resources, and information that makes the art of hiking for seniors or backpacking for seniors easier, more enjoyable, and addicting.

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Resources for Hikers of All Ages

Share our experiences, lessons learned, and recommended gear that make a positive difference in enjoying extended backpacking and hiking adventures.

So, what do you need to get started hiking or backpacking? Not a lot. A little know-how, basic equipment, and the confidence to just do it.

The Old Geezer Hiking site is a place to find community, helpful information, and to read about experiences that inspire, teach, and motivate you.

Hiking Knowledge from The Geez

People of all ages take up hiking or backpacking for many reasons. What do you hope to get out of hiking as a senior?

For many older hikers, gaining health or mobility is a prime reason to hit the trail. Safety is also a big concern for many older adults who want to start hiking or have already begun to hike and enjoy finding more complex challenges, bigger mountains to climb, or start to backpack.

Our article library is full of helpful information, written by The Geez and full of hands-on knowledge. An example is:

Hiking for Seniors: How to Decide What Hiking Poles to Get


More About The Geez

Meet Dan Cousins, an older adult hiker and backpacker who refuses to let age slow him down. With over 50 years of outdoor experience under his belt, Dan, aka The Geez, has hiked some of the most challenging trails in the country and backpacked through some of the most remote wilderness areas.

Despite his age, Dan is still a force to be reckoned with on the trail. He can outpace hikers half his age and tackle steep inclines with ease. He’s seen and done it all, from sleeping under the stars in freezing temperatures, being rescued by helicopter, to encountering wildlife up close and personal.

But Dan’s love for the outdoors isn’t just about the physical challenges. For him, it’s also about the mental and emotional benefits that come with spending time in nature. He finds peace and solitude on the trail and enjoys the simplicity of living out of a backpack.

Through his years of hiking and backpacking, The Geez has become a wealth of knowledge on outdoor gear, backpacking food, trail etiquette, and survival skills. 

He is always eager to share his knowledge and passion with other outdoor enthusiasts, offering tips and advice to help them discover the same sense of adventure and wonder that he’s found on his countless expeditions.

For Dan, there’s no better feeling than being out in nature, surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the wilderness. He may be a mature hiker and backpacker, but he’s still just as passionate and dedicated to the outdoors as he was when he first started.

So, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out on your own outdoor journey, Dan is the perfect resource to help you discover the magic of the great outdoors.adult


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Mt. Whitney, California USA
cover of Forking Good Backpacking Cookbook
Dehydrate Your Own Backpacking Food
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