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The Trails at the End of the Road…

The Trails at the End of the Road…

May 26, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Last August I wrote a piece about a hike we took on a trail just a few miles down Highway 68 from our home in northern New Mexico. It was entitled “A Walk in the Sage” and discussed the Rift Trail system that is south of our home. Little did I know, that trail system, […]

A Winter Climb to William’s Lake–Part 1

A Winter Climb to William’s Lake–Part 1

March 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A week ago we were up at the Taos Ski Valley watching the very impressive Salomon Freeride Championships. While we were there, we had checked out the trail to Williams Lake, one of our summer favorites, and saw that it was snowshoe tracked. We came home and ordered snowshoes for our northern New Mexico home […]

Fabulous Fall Camping Activities–Part 4: The Blues Fest

Fabulous Fall Camping Activities–Part 4: The Blues Fest

November 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

I know that Labor Day Weekend is technically not in fall, but for many campers, it marks the end of the summer camping season and time to switch to fall activities. One destination event worth planning for occurs every Labor Day Weekend up at Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico: the Enchanted Circle Festival Labor Day […]

A Walk in the Sage…

A Walk in the Sage…

August 29, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

Looking for a hike close to Taos one recent day, we recalled a trailhead we had seen while driving down State Highway 68, heading for Santa Fe, that seemed to be just minutes from our home. We headed out in a southerly direction on 68 and, though it too more like15-20 minutes to reach, we […]

The South Boundary Trail–the Right Way

The South Boundary Trail–the Right Way

August 26, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

Last Sunday morning, Terry and I were looking for a hike to do alone as we needed to get an early start. We had plans to attend a free outdoor concert in the afternoon at a ski resort in the area and did not want to miss it. Therefore, we would do this one Meghan-less. […]

A Hike Not to Be Repeated–Part 2

A Hike Not to Be Repeated–Part 2

August 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

In my last post, I began with a description of a less-than-pleasant (read seemingly endless!) hike up Long Canyon Trail in the Taos Ski Valley, NM. When we finally reached the beautiful meadow in which we would join the Gold Hill Trail, after two and a half hours of hiking, we had already decided that […]

Family Fun in the Sun!

Family Fun in the Sun!

August 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An event worth planning an entire summer camping trip around, the Taos Solar Music Festival is not to be missed. The final weekend in June every summer, the small town of Taos, NM (population just over 7,000) puts together an amazing combination of talent and the cutting edge information on solar power and makes a […]