Super Seniors: Richard Sanford

Richard Sanford

Editor’s note: The Steamboat Pilot & Today asked readers to tell us about their favorite seniors over the age of 75 and then we asked these Super Seniors to share their secrets to living a long and healthy life. 

Richard Sanford

Age: 81

Super powers: For almost 20 years, Richard Sanford has spent his summers in Routt County. He spends every other day hiking, and he routinely treks up to the Storm Peak Laboratory on top of Mount Werner. He has been summiting 14’ers for many years and goes on a weeklong hunting trip annually. Sanford is also a wilderness expert and a championship skydiver.

What is your secret to living a long and healthy life?

“I eat a healthy diet and have exercised outdoors my entire life. Normal for me is hiking about 1,000 miles per year.”

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