Category Archive: New Mexico

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

Changing My Story: Week 5 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

In our last week of building with Mesilla Valley Tom and I mostly worked on more shingling: finishing up Cindy’s house while helping to get paper on Amorette’s roof. The goal had been… Continue reading

Baylor Peak

On our hike up to Baylor Pass last February we had made a plan to continue up to the peak to the north of the canyon sometime we returned next year. And when… Continue reading

A Scramble Above Soledad Canyon

This post is a bit out of order since our exploration above Soledad Canyon occurred before our fourth week of building at Mesilla Valley Habitat but with my bandaged fingers and subsequent slowed… Continue reading

Week 4 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

This post summarizing our fourth week at Habitat for Humanity will be a bit shorter than my previous weekly posts for 2 reasons: 1) a significant amount of what got accomplished has already… Continue reading

Week 3 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity

My third week at Mesilla Valley Habitat allowed me to witness some amazing progress. Pete, the Construction Supervisor, had laid out the slab, marking where walls, doors, windows, etc. go so right away… Continue reading

The Very Large Array (VLA) and The Box

The third morning in the Sierra Blanca Mountains we awoke to 35mph sustained winds and high temperatures that were not so high. We had intended on taking advantage of the lack of snow… Continue reading

Weekend in the Sierra Blanca Mountains, New Mexico

Following our wonderful Thanksgiving Day potluck dinner with our fellow Habitaters, we packed up in preparation to spend a few days in the Sierra Blanca Mountains near the town of Ruidoso. We had… Continue reading

Week 2 at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity and a Care-a-Vanner Thanksgiving

Note: This post is a fairly detailed recounting of our second week of building in Mesilla Valley that includes some explanations of the ongoing projects so if you missed my post on Week… Continue reading

Hiking Baylor Pass with Brenda and Kit

After finishing our first week of building in Las Cruces we set out to do our favorite hike, Baylor Pass. We had been discssing area hikes with our friends and fellow volunteers Brenda… Continue reading