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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 […]

Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies

Wildflowers of the Southern Rockies

July 28, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

On a recent hike in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, we were taken with the spectacular wildflowers blooming along our trail. We observed more varieties than we could count, bloom on top of bloom, and photographed the most prevalent varieties. As we were hiking in northern New Mexico, we were encountering wildflowers that […]

Run UP a Mountain? Maybe…

Run UP a Mountain? Maybe…

July 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Every year since 2008, the Taos Ski Valley has scheduled an event that nearly defies logic. Held last year in association with their Oktoberfest Celebration on September 15th, the Taos Ski Valley Up and Over 10K Trail Run is just as it sounds. Participants run up and over one of the ski hills for 10 […]

Discoveries at the Canadian Children’s Museum

Discoveries at the Canadian Children’s Museum

July 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week, I presented to you a special exhibit currently going on at the Canadian Children’s Museum located inside the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  Today, I want to present you the rest of the Canadian Children’s Museum – more specifically its permanent exhibitions. When the kids enter the magical world of the Children’s Museum, you […]

Our First 2013 Wheeler Peak Summit

Our First 2013 Wheeler Peak Summit

July 7, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

As many of you are aware, Terry and I have been hiking up in the Taos Ski Valley in recent weeks in the hopes of being able to follow and navigate the trail from William’s Lake to the top of Wheeler Peak. At 13,161 feet above sea level, Wheeler is the highest point in New […]

California Hiking…

California Hiking…

June 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In May I flew to California to visit my oldest daughter, Kate, who lives with her husband in Livermore, CA, about an hour from San Francisco. Our youngest daughter, 20-year-old Meghan, is spending the summer between her Sophomore and Junior year of college with her sister. It was a bonus to be able to visit […]

Celebrating Canada Day

Celebrating Canada Day

June 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are traveling in Canada on the long week-end of July, you might want to check out the various celebrations that will be happening throughout the country on July 1st.   Why?  Well, if you are not from Canada, you might not know that July 1st is the national day of  Canada (aka Canada Day) […]

Thoughts On Hiking Alone…

Thoughts On Hiking Alone…

March 10, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

Terry and I are what I would consider avid hikers. Whenever we are planning an RV or camping trip, it is usually around a hike we want to do or a peak we want to summit. Nearly all of our hiking is done in tandem. At least once every week we head out for a […]

Assateague Island National Seashore

Assateague Island National Seashore

March 2, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you been thinking about vacation time? I know I have and one of my favorite places to go has always been Assateague Island at the tip of the Maryland coast line. My husband and I used to go there when we were young and poor because it was a national park and the fees […]

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