Fremont Indian State Park

We had to bypass our stop at Fremont Indian State Park when the RV ran into mechanical problems, but since Tom knew it was a bucket list stop for me he suggested we… Continue reading

False Start

By mid-May 2021 we were ready to get out and travel again. COVID seemed to be under better control in many parts of the country, we were both fully vaccinated, and us humans… Continue reading

Down by the River

For most of my life I thought of myself as a water person but I questioned that assessment once I moved to the western states and found so much joy in hiking the… Continue reading

A Longer Excursion in the White Mountain Wilderness

I didn’t go for many solo hikes in the winter and spring of last year, preferring to spend time walking with Abbs instead, but I did occasionally want to get out and do… Continue reading

Weekend in the Lowlands: Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Bottomless Lakes State Park, Sitting Bull Falls, and More

We kept our distance from people indoors as much as possible through the beginning on 2021 but once Tom was fully vaccinated I suggested we take a weekend trip down the mountain. My… Continue reading

Lessons from an Old Dog, Part 1: Canyon and Ridge Explorations

Despite all the snow photos in my last post most of winter 2020-2021 was dry and left the ground largely bare. Warmer than usual temperatures meant most days were sunny and in the… Continue reading

Snowplay: Abby Hearts Winter

We had a half dozen decent snowstorms during the winter of 2020-21, though nothing near the amount of snowfall we should have gotten and needed. Damn La Nina…. Unfortunately, as we speak we’re… Continue reading

Holiday Hiking: Thanksgiving and Christmas 2020

We were home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas of last year having visited Tom’s family before the holidays and so they didn’t look too different from any other days. Which of course meant… Continue reading

Settling Into Late Autumn

Late fall came first of course to the higher elevations: by the last week of October the colors were long gone in the canyons above 8,000 feet and less than 2 weeks later… Continue reading

Finding the Maples

It appears that I spoke too soon about my computer being fixed: it’s been barely limping along as I’ve been trying to get this post written and uploaded over the past few weeks.… Continue reading