Monthly Archive: August, 2016

Exploring Carson National Forest and a Visit to Earthship Biotecture

Hiking in Carson National Forest and seeing the mountains around Taos had been on my list for some time; I had in fact intended to go in December but that didn’t quite work… Continue reading

Sort of a Canyon Exploration in the San Ysidro Trials Area

The canyon in the San Ysidro Trials Area was one of those places we just happened to discover on our way through the area. Looking for a short hike-slash-dogwalk I Googled our approximate… Continue reading

East Fork Trail and Santa Fe National Forest

I was very excited to spend a couple days hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest though we didn’t have any specific hiking agendas. I had been craving mountain hiking but when we… Continue reading

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

Our experience building in Santa Fe was truly wonderful. Working alongside multiple homeowners, a core group of dedicated and knowledgeable local volunteers, fellow Care-a-Vanners, and the amazing crew at Santa Fe Habitat was… Continue reading

Ancestral Puebloan Ruins of Mule Canyon and Butler Wash

The areas in and around Mule Canyon house a treasure trove of Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, pit houses, and granaries. The most famous of these, House on Fire, is a often-photographed single room… Continue reading

Natural Bridges National Monument

I was only back in Utah for about a week before we left on a 3 week trip to northern New Mexico via southeast Utah. Our objective was a build with the Santa… Continue reading

Losee Canyon

Losee Canyon was a place none of the 3 of us had hiked before even though it’s only an hour and half from the house and fairly well known; it took an enthusiastic… Continue reading

The Overly-Decorated Trail to Valentine Peak

Terry and Tom had hiked Valentine Peak in my absence but due to snow, had not reached the top. Starting at just over 6,000 feet, the trail rises to 8,051 feet in 3.5… Continue reading

Goodbye, Oregon

My last day and a half on the Oregon coast I spent largely in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area. Coastlines of jagged, black volcanic rock and rough waters make this area dramatic, and… Continue reading

Hello Again, Oregon

Leaving the Redwoods in search of long stretches of beach I continued north into Oregon, stopping at numerous overlooks as I made my way up the coast. I soon found myself at just… Continue reading