Monthly Archive: September, 2019

Let the Hiking Season Begin!

After the completion of the houses I stuck around Las Cruces for a bit in order to prepare for the following build season but by the beginning of the second week in May… Continue reading

Drywall to Final Punch List: The Second Half of the Build Season in Las Cruces

Following the end of framing, the remainder of the winter and the beginning of spring seemed to fly by as we moved from drywall into trim work on the 5 houses. I was… Continue reading

Another Mountain Weekend: Lake Mescalero, Hiking the Argentina Peak Loop, and Sunspot Highway

Before leaving Las Cruces for the summer we spent one more weekend up in the Sierra Blanca Mountains in search of some big trees, hiking, and cooler temperatures. Wanting to explore somewhere different… Continue reading

The Usual: Photo Roundup of Hikes in the Mesilla Valley

Seeing as we were working in Las Cruces for 7½ months I took probably a dozen half-day or longer repeat hikes (or variations of previous hikes) in the Organ, Robeldo, and Las Uvas… Continue reading

Black Crest Range Trail to Hillsboro Peak

The segment of the Black Crest Range Trail to Hillsboro Peak was one I’d attempted to hike in 2018 but as you may or may not recall, I ended up going the wrong… Continue reading

Gail and I Take on the Florida Mountains

I had been meaning to hike in the Florida Mountains for the last 2 years but I just hadn’t gotten there before this past February when Care-a-vanner and hiking partner Gail was looking… Continue reading

Canyon Explorations in the Organs

In February and March I took 2 more exploratory hikes in the canyons of the west side of the Organs, following social trails in order to find a route into the canyons and… Continue reading

Anniversary Day Trip to the Gila Mountains

In February Tom and I celebrated 4 years together and I (of course) wanted to spend the day in the mountains. Since the Sierra Blancas had been getting a lot of snow we… Continue reading