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Climbing in Colorado–Part 2: The Summit

Climbing in Colorado–Part 2: The Summit

October 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

My last post (see 9/29/13) left my husband and me part way up our ascent of one of Colorado’s intrepid 14ers, Mt. Shavano, 14, 229 feet. The climb, only four miles, seemed to last forever! Our son, Ryan, was already awaiting us at the top. As we rounded the last corner of the mountain, we […]

Climbing in Colorado–Part 1: The Ascent

Climbing in Colorado–Part 1: The Ascent

September 29, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We were blessed to be able to spend ten days this August with our son Ryan. Not only were we delighted to see and spend the time with him, but he is full of great ideas for how to best spend our time together and most of our adventures take place out of doors. “I […]

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 […]

A Beautiful Rocky Mountain Canyon Hike–Part 1

A Beautiful Rocky Mountain Canyon Hike–Part 1

September 15, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In our quest to discover new and different hiking trails in the southern Rocky Mountains, we happened upon Manzanita Canyon Trail, off of State Road 150 in Taos County, NM one recent weekend. We had hiked both Yerba and Italianos Canyon Trails in the past, both running parallel to this one. We had really enjoyed […]

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 […]

The Return to Yerba Canyon

The Return to Yerba Canyon

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We finally made it! After hiking the first 45” of the Yerba Canyon Trail on July 4th before heading to the Arroyo Seco Parade, Terry and I had been looking for an opportunity to return to follow the trail to the top of the canyon and perhaps to Lobo Peak. We returned on a recent […]

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 […]

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 […]

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