Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 31, 2018 at 02:04PM


“Cairns and the Canyon” -While #exploring the Piedras Marcadas Canyon, one can find many interesting #cairns and other mysterious rock creations. Need to go back there with my good camera, this mandala - rock circle is huge and deserves a wide lens. . . . #cairn #nature #perception #unexplained #mystery #optoutside #hiking #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #bluesky #goldenhour #southwest #insearchofquirk #found #newmexico #mountains #trails #explore #wednesdaywisdom #rockhound #geology #albuquerque #travelphotography #takeahike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2BHHenV

Monday, January 29, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 29, 2018 at 06:09PM


Still Oasis -One of the few water sources in the Ojito, this little lake serves the local wildlife and cattle that wander the public lands. #OjitoWilderness, San Ysidro, #NewMexico, a great place for #hiking and #photography. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i & EF 18-135 STM. . . . #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #newmexicotrue #nmoutdoors #desert #thisiswhyihike #nature #mypubliclands #igsouthwest #southwest #canonfanphoto #found #explore #natgeoyourshot #optoutside #wildernessculture via Instagram http://ift.tt/2DZu2Qv

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 24, 2018 at 10:20PM


“In the range of Light and Shadow” If you ever want to practice #wildlifephotography, try cows. They’re surprising nimble (yes, cows) and teach you how to be subtle in the field. #FreeRange Cattle dapple the public lands of the Ojito Wilderness in #NewMexico, so it’s a great way to explore both #hiking and #photography. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i & EF 18-135 STM. . . . #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #newmexicotrue #nmoutdoors #wildlife #thisiswhyihike #nature #mypubliclands #igsouthwest #animalportraits #southwest #canonfanphoto #found #explore #natgeoyourshot #optoutside #wildernessculture via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ryumAA

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 23, 2018 at 12:09AM


#petroglyphs & #phenomenon in the #canyon -Some very unusual creatures roamed the earth the same time as the early people of this region. I swear that doesn’t look like roadrunners to me, those are #velociraptors. . . . #perception #unexplained #mystery #thisiswhyihike #hiking #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #bluesky #goldenhour #southwest #insearchofquirk #found via Instagram http://ift.tt/2BlKWUd

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 20, 2018 at 12:13PM


I’ve been under the weather lately, sinus headaches last week and I’ve been coughing for two days straight. But my poor #TrailBlazer is in far worse shape. She’s done mountains, sandy arroyos, even a garnet mine full of sharp pokey things. But even this #mall rated baddy can’t put up with the #wearsndtear of shitty #Albuquerque city roads, pot holes and random broken asphalt. I’m sorry baby, I didn’t mean to put you thru 45 minute daily commutes in a metropolitan area. You ain’t meant for #citylife. #forgiveme #4wd #chevytrucks #4wdlife #brokenaxle via Instagram http://ift.tt/2EYhVjp

Friday, January 19, 2018

Oso Spring on the Embudito Trail in the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

This has been one of the driest winters here in New Mexico.

Luckily, I was able to capture some video of a sheer sheet of ice (practically a glacier) on the Embudito Trail not long ago.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 18, 2018 at 08:08AM


The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i & 18-135mm STM. . . . #newmexicotrue #blackandwhite #thisiswhyihike #hiking #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #mountains #explore #nmoutdoors #womenwhoexplore #Architecture #lines #travel #visittaos #canonfanphoto #southwest #igsouthwest #clouds #mountains #landscape #nomad #adventure #natgeotravel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mMNAwP

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Petrified Wood Find in Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Long Time, no blog post!



Well, it's been a busy few months, but Pepper and I finally had a chance to GTFA (Get the Frig Away) to do some rock collecting and rockhounding.



Sadly, the piece of petrified wood we found was a bit bigger than we could handle!



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 16, 2018 at 08:17PM


“Where are my skates?” - #MyMiserableDogAtBeautifulPlaces taking a moment to ponder the thickness of the ice below him. Las Conchas #Trailhead, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon and #DoggosDoingthings with the #CanonEOS T7i & EF 18-135 STM. . . . #happytraildogs #hiking #nmoutdoors #newmexicotrue #blackandwhite #dogsonadventures #hikenewmexico #neverstopexploring via Instagram http://ift.tt/2DGarSL

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 13, 2018 at 06:54PM


“The Guardian of the Gorge” - I’d like to think that high above this #lonesome place, someone up up above is watching. The Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, #NewMexico is #breathtaking, #terrifying, #beautiful, and #solemn -it’s all in the eye of the beholder. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOSt7i & 18-135 STM lens. . . . #WhenYouSeeIt #angel #newmexicotrue #nmoutdoors #hiking #neverstopexploring #itsamazingoutthere #adventure #travel #adventureisoutthere #wanderlust #nature #mountains #clouds #sky #landscape #southwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2AXapmv

Photos from the Trail: January 12, 2018 at 10:39PM


“Eyes for You” #MyMiserableDogAtBeautifulPlaces is supposed to be enjoying the mighty Rio Grande Gorge, but instead he’s keeping an eye on his new BFF Kristen (off camera). #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS #T7i and 18-135 STM. . . . #happytraildogs #newmexico #blackandwhite #travel #neverstopexploring #nmoutdoors #visitTaos #dog #dogsonadventures #doggosdoingthings #clouds #dukecityigers via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Ddqj1e

Friday, January 12, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 11, 2018 at 10:06PM


#Lockdown on a #Memory: Many a #MemoryLock can be found along the Rio Grande Gorge #Bridge. A solemn moment for #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i and 18-135 STM. . . . #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #adventure #newmexicotrue #igsouthwest #southwest #wanderlust #travel #blackandwhite #found #lost #explore #rustlord #nmoutdoors #haunting via Instagram http://ift.tt/2mvDKAl

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 10, 2018 at 10:11AM


The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i & 18-135mm STM. . . . #newmexicotrue #blackandwhite #thisiswhyihike #hiking #neverstopexploring #adventureisoutthere #mountains #explore #nmoutdoors #womenwhoexplore #Architecture #lines #travel #visittaos #canonfanphoto #southwest #igsouthwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2CX453H

Monday, January 8, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 08, 2018 at 07:25PM


#workinprogress -When I’m not hiking, I’m working on the little treasures I’ve #found on my #adventures. Not including the green slab remnant, everything in the photo was found by me and I hope to turn it into something you can #treasure too. New #natural #jewelry #comingsoon. . . . #petrifiedwood #agate #crystals #fossil #DIY #craft via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qKTt2G

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 07, 2018 at 12:17AM


“2 Stars on Yelp” - #Mysterious structures and makeshift shelters have been appearing in the #SantaFe #NationalForest over the past four months. So I was a bit creeped out when I stumbled upon this #Sasquatch vacation cottage. Rangers have no idea who might be building stuff, but all I can say is I didn’t take a peek inside because I felt like I was being watched during my whole hike. #TeamCanon backing away slowly with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF 18-135 STM. . . . #thisiswhyihike #wherethewildthingsare #paranormal #unexplained #bigfoot #found #weird #nmoutdoors #unlikelyhikers #newmexico #southwest #forest #nature #outdoors #travel #neverstopexploring #adventure #insearchofquirk via Instagram http://ift.tt/2F6eOXA

Friday, January 5, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 05, 2018 at 07:37PM


“Vast Expanse of #Silence” -One of the things I love when I go #hiking is the air being filled with a different type of quiet. The quiet that’s teaming with life, not electricity. A sound of water running, not engines. The buzz of predators and prey, the absence of car alarms and sirens. #ThisIsWhyIHike the Las Conchas #Trail, Jemez #NationalForest. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF 18-135 STM lens. #optoutside #nmoutdoors #outdoors #nature #landscape #travel #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #explore #getoutside #newmexico #southwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2CxFcYE

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 04, 2018 at 06:22PM


“We’re gonna need a bigger boat” -Had to abandon this #petrifiedwood find today because me and TinyDog didn’t have the right gear. Also, it’s probably 200lbs and I’m not sure how I’m going to drag it uphill all the way back to the truck 😓. #Fail #rockcollecting #geologyrocks #gemsandminerals #rockhound #rockhounding #rocknerd #geologygeek #geology #preciousstone #newmexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2CFLfxE

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 02, 2018 at 10:08PM


“Don’t get jammed up on the job” -Frozen jam on the icy Las Conchas Trail, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i and retro EF 10-22mm lens. . . . #nature #thisiswhyihike #hiking #newmexicotrue #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #travel #nomad #hikenewmexico #nmoutdoors #optoutside #tree #forest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2lNzL0S

Monday, January 1, 2018

Photos from the Trail: January 01, 2018 at 09:51PM


“What Lies Ahead” #Exploring the unknown of #2018. No matter how distant or hard it may seem, everything you #love and dream is just beyond. #HappyNewYear #Hike at Los Conchas Trail, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF 10-22mm lens. . . . #thisiswhyihike #optoutside #hiking #newmexicotrue #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #travel #nomad #hikingadventures #perspective #blackandwhite #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #dogsonadventures #chihuahua via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Ey7GCY

Photos from the Trail: January 01, 2018 at 01:59PM


Not being coy, I just always seem to take a #selfie with the sun in my eyes. #VallesCaldera gets my #first #hikingselfie of #2018. #2018goals? #Hike more with my #CanonEOS T7i & learn my EF 10-22mm lens. . . . #unlikelyhikers #nature #thisiswhyihike #hiking #newmexicotrue #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #travel #nomad #findyourpark #nmoutdoors #optoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Co1ccN

Photos from the Trail: January 01, 2018 at 11:09AM


#2018Goals -This tiny #bridge was the physical manifestation of #2017 for me: cold, wobbly/unstable, and constantly feeling like I was gonna fall in. But despite the ice, I somehow made it to the other side! Here’s to #exploring the unknown of #2018. #HappyNewYear #Hike at Los Conchas Trail, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS T7i and EF 10-22mm lens. . . . #thisiswhyihike #optoutside #hiking #newmexicotrue #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #travel #nomad #hikingadventures #perspective #blackandwhite via Instagram http://ift.tt/2CnNIO4