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A Beautiful Rocky Mountain Canyon Hike–Part 2

A Beautiful Rocky Mountain Canyon Hike–Part 2

September 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last post (see 9/15/13) I was describing the first part of a delightful hike we took in Manzanita Canyon in the Southern Rocky Mountains one hot summer Saturday. After we have been hiking for just over two hours, we reach a ridge line that feels as if it should be our connecting point […]

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

She Ran Calling ‘Wildfire’

September 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A classic 70’s tune gave us the lyrics, “She ran calling ‘Wildfire’…..” Then a love song, but today, possibly the beginnings of a disaster. With rainfall low, and temperatures and winds high, wildfires are currently raging across the West from Montana to Colorado and California and heavily taxing first responder assets. Many families travel in […]

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

It’s a Dog’s Life at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park

September 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Set in the mountain community of Williams, Arizona—Gateway to the Grand Canyon—the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park an ideal place to unwind and relax. Adjacent to the historic train depot, the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park is just two blocks from Route 66 and downtown Williams. Canyon Railway RV Park offers three types of RV […]

Arroyo Seco: Lovely Northern New Mexican Mountain Village

Arroyo Seco: Lovely Northern New Mexican Mountain Village

September 8, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for a destination for a late summer trip, you would be doing yourself a favor by visiting lovely Arroyo Seco, NM. Made up of several blocks of quaint shops, Arroys Seco will both charm and entertain you. Located on State Road 150, also known as Ski Valley Road, “Seco” as the […]

July 4th: Appreciating the Unspoiled Beauty of Our Country

July 4th: Appreciating the Unspoiled Beauty of Our Country

August 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last year on July 4th, Terry and I were living half a country apart. I had made the move to New Mexico in May; he had moved me out, then returned to Wisconsin to finish up a few weeks of work and time up loose ends before jointing me in Taos on July 7th.  Neither […]

We Did It!

We Did It!

August 25, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

We actually did it—ran up a mountain and back down. Well, to be quite honest, we hiked up, not ran, but we did run most of the way down. A few weeks back I wrote a post about Taos Ski Valley’s annual Up and Over 10K Run, in which participants run up a mountain for […]

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

August 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either relocated or euthanized by rangers because they posed an obvious human safety risk to campers. […]

To Summit Lobo Peak

To Summit Lobo Peak

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As of my last post, Terry and I had hiked the Italianos Canyon Trail off of Ski Valley Road near Taos, NM. However, due to an early afternoon thunderstorm, common in New Mexico during monsoon season which comprises much of the month of July bringing some much needed rainfall, we were unable to continue on […]

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 2

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 2

August 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last post (August 4th) I sharing a hike Terry and I had taken up Italianos Canyon in the Taos Ski Valley, NM. After the first mile, we reached a lovely aspen grove. Shortly thereafter, at about the two mile point, we encountered a series of four beautiful meadows that would also make delightful […]

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 1

Italianos Canyon: A Delightful Hike, Part 1

August 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last weekend, in the mood for a trail we had not hiked before, Terry and I chose one of the many trails off of Highway 150, better known as The Ski Valley Road, for our weekly hike, the Italianos Canyon Trail. We had toyed with the idea of hiking this trail before, but some of […]

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