Category Archive: hiking

Natchez Trace State Park, Tennessee

Natchez Trace State Park was amazing. Driving the winding road into the park in the bright sun of morning through the thick forest I couldn’t help but to smile to myself: I was… Continue reading

Cypress Grove Nature Park, Jackson, Tennessee

Making my way into Tennessee I decided to stop along the way at Cypress Grove Nature Park in Jackson, just off Interstate 40. Cypress Grove is an indigenous wildlife preserve with over a… Continue reading

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Arkansas

Before continuing my drive east I decided to go for a hike in Pinnacle Mountain State Park on the outskirts of Little Rock. There are two trails up the mountain and based on… Continue reading

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

After finishing my Habitat for Humanity stint in New Mexico I headed back east. I took my time driving in order to read and generally relax so it was a few days before… Continue reading

City of Rocks State Park, New Mexico. Or, Another Excuse to Post Pictures of Rocks.

On my day off from working on the build I headed west to City of Rocks State Park. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you may recall my previous uh,… Continue reading

Dripping Springs Natural Area, Las Cruces, New Mexico

After leaving El Paso I drove up to Las Cruces, New Mexico and headed towards the Organ Mountains, which bound the city on the east. The Dripping Springs Natural Area is a BLM… Continue reading

Visiting Friends in El Paso, Part 2: Hiking the Ron Coleman Trail at McKelligon Canyon

Chrissy also brought us to Franklin Mountains State Park to hike McKelligon Canyon, a steep hike up the canyon walls that offers spectacular views of El Paso and the surrounding countryside. About halfway… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 3: McKittrick Canyon Trail

My last day at Guadalupe Mountains National Park I hiked the 6.8 section of the McKittrick Canyon Trail to the Grotto. Leading through the canyon, the trail is mostly flat and affords spectacular… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 2: Guadalupe Peak

The next morning I set off bright and early to climb 3,000 feet to Guadalupe Peak, the tallest peak in Texas at 8,751 feet. I was just starting my ascent up the switchbacks… Continue reading

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Part 1: Devil’s Hall Trail

After visiting the Mission San Luis de Apalachee I made my way west, all the way to Guadalupe Mountains National Park to spend a few days before meeting friends in El Paso for… Continue reading