Category Archive: New Mexico

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

Back Building at Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity: Week 1

For most of the 3 and a half years I’ve been writing this blog I’ve been a couple months behind in posting but I’ve recently caught up which puts me in a unique… Continue reading

Hiking the Pine Tree Trail Again

Because we had a few extra days in our schedule we chose to arrive in Las Cruces for our Habitat build a day early in order to hike in the beautiful Organ Mountains.… Continue reading

Exploring Carson National Forest and a Visit to Earthship Biotecture

Hiking in Carson National Forest and seeing the mountains around Taos had been on my list for some time; I had in fact intended to go in December but that didn’t quite work… Continue reading

Sort of a Canyon Exploration in the San Ysidro Trials Area

The canyon in the San Ysidro Trials Area was one of those places we just happened to discover on our way through the area. Looking for a short hike-slash-dogwalk I Googled our approximate… Continue reading

East Fork Trail and Santa Fe National Forest

I was very excited to spend a couple days hiking in the Santa Fe National Forest though we didn’t have any specific hiking agendas. I had been craving mountain hiking but when we… Continue reading