I have a good buddy – Danna – who lives up in the Pacific Northwest. She and I have been friends for roughly 16 years or so. Her area of the country is what I would consider to be the “enchanted emerald coast” and she knows I live in “The Land of Enchantment”. It’s the […]
Sure, I’ve had time off from work. Of course, nowadays companies (notably, the ones I’ve worked for) conflate “sick time” with “paid time off” without any benefits known as “vacation time”, which means I’ve easily been able to burn through all of my available time off in various ways. One year there was the funeral […]
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham Sure, I enjoy tennis, walking, hiking, swimming and as recently as two years ago, during my last adventure in mid-life-crisis-ing, roller derby. However, none of those activities involved running. Roller derby may have come close, endurance-wise […]
One of the things that make New Mexico so great, is represented well in this hike. Diversity in landscape.
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.
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.