Category Archive: historical sites

Giving Up on Murdock Creek Trail and a Collection of Random Sawtooth Adventures

The morning following our hikes in Chocolate Gulch and the Adam’s Gulch area we started off on another of the ranger’s suggestions: The Murdock Creek Trail. Our plan was to hike the 6… Continue reading

Historical Vermillionville, Cajun Dancing, Dogwalks, and a Few Brewery Visits

After finishing our build with Bayou Area Habitat we headed up the road for our next 2 week build in Lafayette. We had the weekend off before we started building however so we… Continue reading

Sightseeing in Southern Louisiana: Plantations, Bayous, Barrier Islands, and New Orleans

We arrived in Louisiana 6 days before our build was scheduled in order to do some typical tourist stuff. I’d never been in bayou country or seen the city of New Orleans so… Continue reading

Hikes in Gila National Forest, the Gila Cliff Dwellings, and the Old Mining Town of Pinos Altos

After leaving Las Cruces we began heading west on a roundabout route back to Utah. Our first stop was for a few days hiking in Gila National Forest, a visit to the Gila… Continue reading

Three Rivers Petroglyph Site and a Bit of Hiking in Lincoln National Forest

The next weekend excursion took us to Three Rivers Petroglyph site, an area that contains an amazing 20,000 petroglyphs left by the Jornada Mogollon peoples. The mile long ridge on which the images… Continue reading

Hiking and Touring in Lincoln National Forest, An Odd Visit at Fort Stanton, and Elk!

Our first weekend off from Habitat we drove up into the Sierra Blanca mountains of Lincoln National Forest, about a hundred miles east of Las Cruces. I had been itching to hike in… Continue reading

A Christmas Eve Hike in the Red Cliffs

Since it was snowing again at the house, we decided to hike down in the Red Cliffs on Christmas Eve. It was still stormy as we drove past the 4,000 foot elevation marker… Continue reading

Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Part 1: White House Ruins Trail

My visit to Canyon de Chelly was the first stop on a short solo road trip in mid-December. I arrived at the canyon in mid-afternoon to find a fresh dusting of snow along… Continue reading

The Ghost Town of Rhyolite, Nevada

I had read about the ghost town of Rhyolite in a newspaper article and was instantly intrigued. About a half hour’s drive from Route 190 in Death Valley, the old mining town quickly… Continue reading

Going to Look at an Arch in the Red Cliffs

The morning after we returned to Tom’s house we headed south to do some food shopping – much needed after our four months traveling. On our way we stopped for a mid-morning hike… Continue reading