Category Archive: hiking

The Highest Mountain in New Mexico: Hiking Wheeler Peak

Miraculously the mountains still had not had a significant snow by the third week in October. As Callahan and I began to consider the possibilities a local volunteer named John told me he… Continue reading

Wanted: Aspens and High Peaks (The Hike to East Pecos Baldy Saddle)

I don’t recall the exact conversation but as Callahan and I were planning our next hike we both agreed that we needed to see more aspens and to get to the top of… Continue reading

Trampas Lakes and an Attempt to Climb Another Peak. And, Abby Saves My Bacon Again.

For my next adventure I’d hoped to combine a trip to the Trampas Lakes with an ascent of Jicarilla Peak, a 12,494-foot elevation prominance north of the lakes. The trail out to the… Continue reading

Lake Peak Loop Trail with a Bonus Side Trip to Spirit Lake

I was eager to return to Lake Peak and to especially complete the loop that I’d been prevented from finishing a few weeks earlier. The fact that the aspens were turning was definitely… Continue reading

The Incredible Ascent of East Pecos Baldy

After hiking Santa Fe Baldy I must admit that my search for the next week’s adventure was based largely on the question of what was the next highest thing I could climb up.… Continue reading

First Tastes of Fall: The Hike Up Santa Fe Baldy

After the previous week’s hike up Lake Peak, I was more than excited to get to the top of some of the other peaks in the Sangre de Christos. Somewhere after hiking Lake… Continue reading

Hiking to Lake Peak

Now that I’ve done some catching up with regards to my work activities with Santa Fe Habitat, I can go back and summarize some of the amazing hikes I’ve done in the Sangre… Continue reading

Green Building and Solar Panel Installation at Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

Santa Fe Habitat pretty firmly believes in environmental responsibility, ranging from proper material disposal, watershed protection, and recycling of just about everything (even bent nails!) to building the most energy-efficient house possible. Under… Continue reading

Sweeping Vistas from the Hamilton Mesa Trail

For our next hike we somewhat randomly chose the Hamilton Mesa Trail, described as a moderate climb into the Pecos Wilderness that leads to views of the Sangre de Christo Peaks. From the… Continue reading

A Couple Short Hikes in Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve

I’ve been busier than usual recently and haven’t spent any time blogging so I have a lot to catch up on. I left off with our final hike in Utah in the third… Continue reading