Category Archive: hiking

A Short Foray Into Big Bend National Park

Our final destination on our winter break trip was Big Bend. Up until now we’d been avoiding the national park because it’s not Abby-friendly, but our friend Lee had recently told us about… Continue reading

It Snowed: The Discovery of Old-Growth in the Sacramento Mountains

The arrival of Care-a-vanner and friend Gail in Las Cruces meant There’d Be Hiking. Eager to further explore the Sacramento Mountains and check out potential snowfall led us to explore a section of… Continue reading

The Solitude Sundays Series: Abby and I Take on the Sacramento Mountains

With additional responsibilities at my job this year it became more difficult to for me to avoid working on Mondays, so Sundays became my solitude day, the day when I could ensure there’d… Continue reading

Monjeau Lookout Tower and a Little More Fall Foliage

October was a bit crazy. A whole slew of things didn’t quite go according to plan at first and I found myself busier than usual and thus quite tired when the first weekend… Continue reading

Big Trees and Mushrooms: The Hunt for Fall

By the third weekend in September I was so ready for autumn. Though it was thankfully down into the mid- to low-90s in Las Cruces I was really craving temperatures in the 60s,… Continue reading

Snowshoe Regret: The Visit to St. Mary’s Glacier

Our last outing in Colorado was a brief one: a few days prior to our departure from Nancy and Tim’s Tom and I decided to get out for the morning and take a… Continue reading

South Boulder Creek Trail. Or, the Amazingness of the Colorado Wilderness.

While Tom and I were visiting his family in Colorado, his niece Nancy, Abby, and I took a day to do a hike in the James Wilderness. I don’t believe I’ve seen a… Continue reading

Mount Evans Scenic Drive and a Hike to the Chicago Lakes

During our trip the previous year Nancy and I had driven most of the way up the Mount Evans Scenic Byway but hadn’t made it past Summit Lake since the section to the… Continue reading

Drive Up Cottonwood Pass and Family Days in Evergreen

We only had a day and a half to get from our Habitat build in Cortez to Tom’s niece’s house in Evergreen but we made the most of it, leaving early from the… Continue reading

Cortez Days and a Weekend in San Juan National Forest

It wasn’t just our awesome experience building with Montezuma County Habitat that made our 2 weeks in Cortez so pleasant, it was also the relaxing pace of the area and the proximity to… Continue reading