Category Archive: hiking

Best Day Hike in Every State – Trails Unblazed

Source: “Best Day Hike in Every State” a collaborative post on Trails Unblazed Now that summer is upon us in the U.S., Laura and Chris of the blog Trails Unblazed have put together… Continue reading

Headin’ East Through Central Texas

After building in Las Cruces for a few months Tom and I decided to give ourselves a week or so to get to our next build in Beaumont, Texas. After settling on our… Continue reading

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Ever hear of Prehistoric Trackways National Monument? No? Me neither until pretty recently. The undeveloped monument is basically a chunk of protected land in the Robledo Mountains northwest of Las Cruces that so… Continue reading

Snapshots of the Everyday

My blog posts tend to be centered on hikes or on summarizing activities, such as building houses somewhere or a visiting a particular area, but there’s a whole lot of everyday life that… Continue reading

A Couple Hikes in Achenbach Canyon

The Achenbach Canyon trailhead was a new discovery for me in the Las Cruces area. For whatever reason I never saw descriptions of the canyon before when I was looking for potential hikes… Continue reading

Really, Really, Really Need to Start Reading Trail Descriptions: Black Range Crest Trail, Gila National Forest

After weeks in the desert I was in serious need of trees and mountains. So on a whim – as in, the morning of – I decided to hike in the Gila National… Continue reading

Always Taking the Hard Way: Sierra Vista Trail to Pyramid Peak

I have a history of taking the most difficult route. My friend Terry in Utah also afflicted with this syndrome and the two of us have frequently joked that we really need to… Continue reading

New-ish Scrambles Around Soledad Canyon, and Abby Asserts Her Independence

On one of our first weekends, Abbs and I went to do some scrambling in the Organ Mountains. Seeing as we’ve hiked all the official trails in the mountain range numerous times (except… Continue reading

Moving On: Return to Las Cruces and a Few Days of Hiking

We left Santa Fe just after New Years Day, arriving the same afternoon in Las Cruces where we set up for a 3+ month stay with Mesilla Valley Habitat. Our appearance was a… Continue reading

On Solitude and Walking in the Woods

True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible. One feels the attraction of one’s most intimate sources.” — Wendell Berry There are… Continue reading