Monthly Archive: April, 2016

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and a Bit of Hiking in Lincoln National Forest

The next weekend excursion took us to Three Rivers Petroglyph site, an area that contains an amazing 20,000 petroglyphs left by the Jornada Mogollon peoples. The mile long ridge on which the images… Continue reading

A Hike in Soledad Canyon Recreation Area

Our next couple days off from building we decided to explore the Soledad Canyon area ten miles southeast of Las Cruces. Located in the western foothills of the Organ Mountains, this area where… Continue reading

Pine Tree Trail, Aguirre Springs National Recreation Area

Our second weekend off from Habitat we headed to the nearby Aguirre Springs Area on the other side of the Organ Mountains from Las Cruces to hike the Pine Tree Trail. Starting at… Continue reading

Hiking and Touring in Lincoln National Forest, An Odd Visit at Fort Stanton, and Elk!

Our first weekend off from Habitat we drove up into the Sierra Blanca mountains of Lincoln National Forest, about a hundred miles east of Las Cruces. I had been itching to hike in… Continue reading

Dogwalks, Breweries, and Other Las Cruces Explorations

While we were in Las Cruces building with Habitat for Humanity we had some pretty great weekend adventures, but we had some pretty great everyday adventures too in the forms of dog walking,… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016, Part 2

As amazing as the organization is and as much as I believe in the mission, it’s truly the people involved with Habitat that make it so wonderful: all the homeowners, Paula and Maria… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016

Beginning in January Tom and I spent 8 weeks in Las Cruces, New Mexico building houses for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. As most people probably know, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit… Continue reading

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 is 7.2 million ft3 enclosed earth systems science research facility that contains 5 biomes used for large scale ecological experimentation. Most people have heard of Biosphere 2 because of the closed… Continue reading

Hiking in Coronado National Forest and Driving the Catalina Highway

I like the desert well enough – and I’m actually quite fond of high desert with it’s pinyon and juniper and rock – but there’s only so much low desert exploring I care… Continue reading

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is divided into two sections, the Tucson Mountain District on the west side of the city of Tucson and the Rincon Mountain District on the eastern side. Originally established in… Continue reading