Monthly Archive: November, 2016

Week 2 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity and a Care-a-Vanner Thanksgiving

Note: This post is a fairly detailed recounting of our second week of building in Mesilla Valley that includes some explanations of the ongoing projects so if you missed my post on Week… Continue reading

Hiking Baylor Pass with Brenda and Kit

After finishing our first week of building in Las Cruces we set out to do our favorite hike, Baylor Pass. We had been discssing area hikes with our friends and fellow volunteers Brenda… Continue reading

Back Building at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity: Week 1

For most of the 3 and a half years I’ve been writing this blog I’ve been a couple months behind in posting but I’ve recently caught up which puts me in a unique… Continue reading

Hiking the Pine Tree Trail Again

Because we had a few extra days in our schedule we chose to arrive in Las Cruces for our Habitat build a day early in order to hike in the beautiful Organ Mountains.… Continue reading

Hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains and at Patagonia Lake, plus a Tour of the Mission Copper Mine

After our visit with Tom’s daughter and family in Orange County ended we had about 5 days in which to travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the start of our Habitat build… Continue reading

Visiting Tom’s Granddaughters in Southern California

We left Utah last week to begin our 3 ½ month RV trip with our first stop in southern California, where Tom’s daughter, son-in-law, and 2 granddaughter now live. We had visited them… Continue reading

Petroglpyhs and Dinosaur Tracks in Parowan Canyon

Parowan Gap, a 3-mile long wind gap first cut into the bedrock by an ancient river, is an interesting geological feature that has long attracted visitors, from migrating prehistoric tribes to Mormon pioneers… Continue reading

The Exceptional Water Canyon

Our hike in Water Canyon was undoubtedly one of the best hikes we’ve done in southern Utah. The canyon had come to our attention last fall but with our October and November travels… Continue reading

Halloween Hike to Ghost Flats. Or, the Abbadog Hikes Again.

With Abby finally ready for her first real hike we were in the market for something short and easy. Red Canyon is only a couple miles from the house and offers some nice… Continue reading

Whipple Valley Trail and Pine Valley Recreation Area

The trails on the west side of the Pine Valley Mountains were something we’d meant to check our sooner but just hadn’t yet, despite our awesome hike last spring up the southeastern face… Continue reading