New Mexico is a very old place, relative to the rest of the United States. Santa Fe, the state capitol, is the second oldest city in the United States by only 20 years (oldest is Saint Augustine, Fla.).
One of the things that make New Mexico so great, is represented well in this hike. Diversity in landscape.
“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist, but that’s just peanuts to space.” – Douglas Adams Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It’s so big in fact, that there’s a huge radio […]
This hike was a fairly daunting open-desert hike, even for fall. Despite that, the panoramic views, looking across Chico Arroyo, Lagunita Canyon in Emperado Wilderness Study Area, and Ignacio Chavez Wilderness Study Area. Throughout the hike, we came across shards of petrified wood that had hardened into stone, majestic rock formations, and other geographical features […]
In southern New Mexico, in the Gila Wilderness area lies a landscape vastly different than is seen up north.
The Albuquerque Railyards – as it’s known to locals, or the Santa Fe Railway Shops, as it is known historically, is one of those places I had always wanted to see, but never had the chance to visit.
Somewhere in northern New Mexico, filled with aspen trees, wildflowers and the perfect mixture of meadow and forestland, Hamilton Mesa trail head is absolutely spectacular.