A drive through New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains: Visiting verdant Valle Caldera National Preserve and quirky Jemez Springs. Continue reading Wandering Westward through Valle Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountains
After two hot and sunny days in the high-desert landscape of the Rio Grande Gorge, I am craving cool green forest. I head up the High Road toward Santa Fe, excited to drive this quintessential New Mexico route for the first time. Continue reading Driving the High Road: Taos to Bandelier National Monument
My film photography hobby has been sadly neglected since we adopted Juniper, something I hope to remedy this fall. Seeking inspiration to pick the Nikons back up, I spent my morning looking through film scans (a semi-constructive activity while I’ve been under the weather without sufficient brain function to string sentences together). Tomorrow I will pick up … Continue reading 35mm Photography: Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle
Days 3-5 (August 2019) Orilla Verde Recreation Area in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Camping in Orilla Verde Recreation Area In August 2018, we crossed the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge, stopping to walk the bridge and peer 650 feet down to the river below. For the past year I have been looking forward to returning … Continue reading Two Days in the Rio Grande Gorge: Finding Solitude in Orilla Verde Recreation Area
Spending my birthday in one of New Mexico’s cultural gems is a treat. Even better, I find it to be one of the most dog-friendly cities I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting! Continue reading A Walk about Dog-friendly Taos, New Mexico
Wandering the blue highways of northern New Mexico is a true treat. Today’s route takes me through state parks and national forest, near Hermit’s Peak and through wildflowers by Coyote Creek, past a restored Fred Harvey railroad hotel. And did I mention the secretive Scientology base? Continue reading A day of Wandering New Mexico’s Blue Highways: 7 Towns, 3 State Parks, 1 National Forest
On Day 1 of my Southwest roadtrip with Juniper, I am entertained by quirky roadside attractions, drive a lonely highway to to a pretty high-desert lake, and am reminded just how uncomfortable desert camping can be in August. Continue reading Small Town Kitsch on the road to Conchas Lake State Park
Over the next week I will be sharing posts about my summer adventures with our recently adopted dog Juniper. How about a little sneak peak at my month on the road?
Continue reading Sneak Peak: Travels with Juniper – August in the High Country of the Southwest
Happy 103rd Anniversary to our National Park Service! As a little teaser for upcoming posts of my recent solo (well, with Juniper) camping trip to northern New Mexico, here are a few film photographs from our August 2018 visit to Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument near Taos. Continue reading 35mm Film Photography: Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
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