Tag Archive: Lincoln National Forest

The PUP Chronicles, Part 3: Charred Hopes and Ponderosa Dreams

Over the next few months we spent 4 weekends in the Greater Ruidoso area, most of them camped out on the Fort Stanton mesa. Though there is little shade there versus the forested… Continue reading

The Solitude Sunday Series, Part 2: Winter to Spring

Beginning sometime in February, Abbs and I were once again on our own for our Sunday hikes. As I mentioned in the first blog post in the solitude series, spending my Sundays with… 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

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

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

Another Mountain Weekend: Lake Mescalero, Hiking the Argentina Peak Loop, and Sunspot Highway

Before leaving Las Cruces for the summer we spent one more weekend up in the Sierra Blanca Mountains in search of some big trees, hiking, and cooler temperatures. Wanting to explore somewhere different… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Trip to the Sierra Blancas

With a long weekend off for Thanksgiving Tom and I drove up to Ruidoso in the Sierra Blanca Mountains for our tree fix. Unlike the rugged and dry Organ Mountains that border Las… Continue reading