Tag Archive: New Mexico

Black Crest Range Trail to Hillsboro Peak

The segment of the Black Crest Range Trail to Hillsboro Peak was one I’d attempted to hike in 2018 but as you may or may not recall, I ended up going the wrong… Continue reading

Gail and I Take on the Florida Mountains

I had been meaning to hike in the Florida Mountains for the last 2 years but I just hadn’t gotten there before this past February when Care-a-vanner and hiking partner Gail was looking… Continue reading

Canyon Explorations in the Organs

In February and March I took 2 more exploratory hikes in the canyons of the west side of the Organs, following social trails in order to find a route into the canyons and… Continue reading

Anniversary Day Trip to the Gila Mountains

In February Tom and I celebrated 4 years together and I (of course) wanted to spend the day in the mountains. Since the Sierra Blancas had been getting a lot of snow we… Continue reading

The Hike That Almost Killed the Dog

Once back in Cruces I was working quite a bit. Still, I regularly got out one day a week to hike for at least a few hours – though it was usually a… 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

Finishing Touches: So Long (for now) Las Cruces

As I write this on one of the first days of May, the 5 houses that were worked on in Las Cruces have been finished, dedicated, and are occupied. But I haven’t quite… Continue reading

Prehistoric Trackways National Monument

Ever hear of Prehistoric Trackways National Monument? No? Me neither until pretty recently. The undeveloped monument is basically a chunk of protected land in the Robledo Mountains northwest of Las Cruces that so… Continue reading

On Community and Teamwork and Being One of Many

As I’ve been thinking about all the cooperative efforts that have gone into building all of the Habitat homes I’ve worked on, the phrase, “It takes a village” keeps popping into my head.… Continue reading

Snapshots of the Everyday

My blog posts tend to be centered on hikes or on summarizing activities, such as building houses somewhere or a visiting a particular area, but there’s a whole lot of everyday life that… Continue reading