Category Archive: New Mexico

Takin’ It Easy

Late January and February were pretty tough for me for a bunch of reasons so rather than huffing it up and down the mountains and further exhausting myself Abbs and I spent a… Continue reading

Wishing I’d Brought the Snowshoes

By the end of January we hadn’t had any snowfall in southern New Mexico for a few weeks and it was beginning to look like my dreams of snowshoeing wouldn’t be coming true… Continue reading

In Search of Snow: More Hiking in the Canyons of the Sacramento Mountains

Gail and I did two more hikes in the Sacramento Mountains during her stay in New Mexico, one in December before Christmas break and the second in mid-January. The first, a 10 mile… Continue reading

Fire Tower Excursions: Signal Peak

A few days following our return to work after winter break we had some snow in the desert of Las Cruces, which boded very well for significant accumulation in the mountains. Except that… 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

Fall is for Framing

Starting in October we officially restarted building at Mesilla Valley Habitat. It (still) feels a little odd to be blogging about my job as opposed to my experiences traveling or volunteering but it… 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

Working by Weekday and Getting Away by Weekend

Before I knew it September had rolled around and we had returned to Las Cruces so I could start preparation for the build season. The (nearly) 4 months traveling was refreshing but I… Continue reading