Tag Archive: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

The Usual: Photo Roundup of Hikes in the Mesilla Valley

Seeing as we were working in Las Cruces for 7½ months I took probably a dozen half-day or longer repeat hikes (or variations of previous hikes) in the Organ, Robeldo, and Las Uvas… 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

A Couple Hikes in Achenbach Canyon

The Achenbach Canyon trailhead was a new discovery for me in the Las Cruces area. For whatever reason I never saw descriptions of the canyon before when I was looking for potential hikes… Continue reading

Always Taking the Hard Way: Sierra Vista Trail to Pyramid Peak

I have a history of taking the most difficult route. My friend Terry in Utah also afflicted with this syndrome and the two of us have frequently joked that we really need to… Continue reading

New-ish Scrambles Around Soledad Canyon, and Abby Asserts Her Independence

On one of our first weekends, Abbs and I went to do some scrambling in the Organ Mountains. Seeing as we’ve hiked all the official trails in the mountain range numerous times (except… Continue reading

Moving On: Return to Las Cruces and a Few Days of Hiking

We left Santa Fe just after New Years Day, arriving the same afternoon in Las Cruces where we set up for a 3+ month stay with Mesilla Valley Habitat. Our appearance was a… Continue reading

A Las Cruces Recess

Seeing as the Santa Fe Habitat construction site would be closed for Thanksgiving break, I decided to use a couple of my vacation days for Tuesday and Wednesday to build with Mesilla Valley… Continue reading

Baylor Peak

On our hike up to Baylor Pass last February we had made a plan to continue up to the peak to the north of the canyon sometime we returned next year. And when… Continue reading

A Scramble Above Soledad Canyon

This post is a bit out of order since our exploration above Soledad Canyon occurred before our fourth week of building at Mesilla Valley Habitat but with my bandaged fingers and subsequent slowed… 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