The Northern New Mexico Loop’s tread is trail, unmaintained trail, abandoned forest roads, 4 WD roads, and cross-country. It has about everything to keep the hiker occupied.
Slept in, sipped hot coffee, did some Interneting, took a second shower, organized my gear, and started hiking at 11:00 am.
E. Jemez River to La Cueva Lodge – 16 miles Man oh man, we lived through one of the most powerful thunder storms last night. […]
June 6 Frijolies Canyon to E. Jemez River 18 miles So much contrast happened today I can hardly keep it straight. I woke up to […]
After much assessment, we decided to launch our packrafts from a small rock cliff. Willows on both banks almost covered in water, lined the banks making it tricky to even get to the river.
Both Sally and I are a bit more than nervous about the conditions we are facing of tomorrow’s ford of the Rio Grande.
The first 2 water sources on the route are cow troughs. It was so hot, we had no problems with the conditions of cow pies and all kinds of green stuff in the water and surrounding the area.
It is simple relief when a month of planning a trip with all the logistics and obstacles comes together. So far…this one is a winner.
School is out. Oh ya. It is time to hit the trail.
First up this summer Sally (Arrow) and I will be hiking the first half of Brett Tucker’s creation, “The Northern New Mexico Loop”. Brett Tucker has put together a number of very interesting and challenging routes.
Joshua Tree is located in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of Southern California and is a perfect destination in the fall, winter, or spring. It is a climber’s playground with diverse formations and vegetation. Step a bit off the main highways and remote desert wilderness is yours.
It is a New Year! And guess what that means in my household? Yep, the trip planning begins. If perhaps you are in need of a bit of inspiration or cheering on to make your dreams happen, I would like to share a letter that was given to me as a Christmas gift. A gift from the heart.