Category Archive: breweries

Weekend in the Sierra Blanca Mountains, New Mexico

Following our wonderful Thanksgiving Day potluck dinner with our fellow Habitaters, we packed up in preparation to spend a few days in the Sierra Blanca Mountains near the town of Ruidoso. We had… 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

Durango Brew Train

Last October when we were hiking Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Canyons we met Sarah an awesome woman who helped us navigate and dog-wrangle through the slots. At some point she mentioned that she had… Continue reading

A Couple Relaxing Days in Deschutes National Forest

We left Walla Walla after our 2 weeks of Habitat building a bit tired and ready to get out of the heat. We made it as far as Redmond, Oregon by afternoon and… Continue reading

Rainy Days in the Cascades

Our third day in the Northern Cascades was not only rainy but completely fogged in and so we decided to cut our losses and head down the mountain early and to do touristy… Continue reading

Banff National Park, Part 2: Parker Ridge and Helen Lake/Dolomite Pass Trails

The Parker Ridge and Helen Lake/Dolomite Pass Trails were two of my three favorite hikes in Canada (with The Great Glacier Trail in Glacier National Park being the third). Parker Ridge is a… Continue reading

Holland Falls Trail and Imagine Nation Brewing Company

After leaving Gallatin National Forest we went a couple hundred miles north to Flathead National Forest, just south of Glacier National Park. We made an overnight stop midway however so that we could… Continue reading

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

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

California Coast, Part 2: Big Sur, More California Beaches, Point Arena Lighthouse, and Some Amazing Beer at North Coast Brewing Company

My next couple days traveling up the coast before hitting the Redwoods were definitely more sunny, lightening the sapphire blue water in the coves as I neared Big Sur. The stretch of California… Continue reading