Tag Archive: New Mexico

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

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

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

That Golden Glow

Hello All, I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted. My computer was broken for 3 months – yeah, 3 months – but the required part finally arrived and it seems like… Continue reading

Fall Arrives in the Sacramento Mountains, 2020 Edition

Even though most of the trails are around 9,000 feet in the southern Sacramento Mountains, the lingering daylight at this latitude means that the change of colors arrives late, with most aspen leaves… Continue reading

Revelations

I had planned this hike through an unexplored section of the Sierra Blancas some time ago, eagerly looking forward to traversing the high peaks. Yet as my month vacation in the mountains dwindled… Continue reading

A Canyon Saunter: Little Bonito with Tom and Abbs

Our next hike as a threesome was a jaunt up to the Crest Trail via the most popular of the routes, Big Bonito to Little Bonito Canyons. Because of the temperatures and some… Continue reading