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Bighorn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains

Bighorn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains

April 26, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Driving back down Hondo Canyon from the Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico after an exhilarating snowy mountain hike one Saturday in April, we encountered a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, standing in the middle of the road, nibbling something off the roadway. We slowed to a stop and while waiting, enjoyed the opportunity to see […]

Camping on the (Taos) Mesa

Camping on the (Taos) Mesa

April 26, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When looking for a place to camp in northern New Mexico, think about Taos Monte Bello RV Park and Convenience Store. Located on five acres of the beautiful Taos Mesa, Monte Bello is conveniently located for access to Taos, the many activities and attractions of the Taos Ski Valley or southern Colorado. The views can’t […]

An Exhilarating Spring Hike

An Exhilarating Spring Hike

April 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In the mood for a spring hike, Terry and I headed up to the Taos Ski Valley, NM today.  We love to hike in the mountains there and also wanted to see if we could observe the progress being made on the installation of a brand new chair lift that will ferry skiers up to […]

Spring Camping to Celebrate the End of Winter

Spring Camping to Celebrate the End of Winter

April 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For those outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy winter sports, especially of the spectator variety, there is an event not to be missed at northern New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley. The first weekend in April each year typically marks the end of the ski season and usually there are some hijinx to enjoy for both skiers and […]

A Return to Chama

A Return to Chama

March 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You may recall a post I published last winter about a wonderful winter weekend in Chama, NM. For the past 40 years, the small town of Chama has been hosting a delightful weekend-long series of events catering to the outdoors lover. The events include both diagonal and freestyle cross country ski races of several lengths […]

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

Sunbelt RV Parks Report Record Number of Snowbirds

March 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Resurgence of the Polar vortex and snow in 49 of the 50 states was good news for the Sunbelt. Campgrounds in southern California, Texas, Florida, and Arizona are seeing a boom in occupancy for December–March with travelers seeking a respite from this winter’s ravaging snow and plummeting temperatures. The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) reports […]

A Delicious Hot Meal for Hungry Campers

A Delicious Hot Meal for Hungry Campers

March 9, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

One of the most important components of a successful camping or RV trip is food. If you are looking for a new idea for a delicious hot camping meal one filling suggestion is a breakfast burrito. Though the name implies this is a morning meal, our family has enjoyed them at all times of the […]

An Independence Day Must-See!

An Independence Day Must-See!

March 2, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent post, I have been talking about planning; planning your trips for next year, selecting campgrounds you want to visit and planning attractions you want to see.  This past fall, I also included a number of events and attractions for your consideration. But this post concerns an event in a place that everyone […]

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

A Bull of the Woods in the Winter

February 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

One of our favorite hiking trails in the Taos Ski Valley is the Bull of the Woods Trail, which leads hikers up to the Wheeler Peak Trail, that hikers take to summit the high point of New Mexico. Those not heading to the summit may follow the trail up to the Bull of the Woods […]

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

Valley of Fire State Park: Simply WOW!

February 12, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

The lights! The glitz! The shine! From the bizarre to the beautiful, Las Vegas has it all: New York, NY, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, and Paris—and the Bellagio water fountain show. When the neon of Vegas becomes too much, head out to Valley of Fire, Nevada’s first state park, so designated in 1935. With its […]

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