Oliver Lee State Park

| January 31, 2016

Oliver Lee State Park

1.3 miles; Alamagordo, NM Since the White Sands hike was so short, I decided to add another quick hike to the day, and visited New Mexico’s Oliver Lee Memorial State Park. This hike was a steep climb up the side of a canyon in the Sacramento Mountains on the east side of the Tularosa Basin, which […]

Guess the Hike

| January 31, 2016

Guess the Hike

1.9 miles; Mystery Location Guess where this hike is. Is it snow? [bzzzt!] Wrong. Is it the seashore? [bzzzt!] Wrong. Give up? It’s the White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico. That is not silica sand, like at the beach, it’s gypsum crystals. Very similar consistency to beach sand—maybe a little coarser. It was a stunning […]

Council Rocks and the Dragoon Mountains

| January 29, 2016

Council Rocks and the Dragoon Mountains

3.2 miles; St. David, AZ Today was our last full day in Arizona, our host took us out to the Dragoon Mountains, which he has been visiting for 40 or more years. He showed us some wonderful spots, and even treated us to a campfire meal of beans and tortillas. What an amazing and special day. It […]

Lower Miller Canyon Trail

| January 28, 2016

Lower Miller Canyon Trail

2.37 miles; hereford, az I had to kind of squeeze this one in, so it wasn’t as long as I would have liked, but it was so beautiful. I really hope I get to come back here someday. This is another in my continuing series, “Hikes with Bathrooms.” There was a lovely Clivas installation here at the trailhead. […]

Mule Mountains Crest Trail

| January 26, 2016

Mule Mountains Crest Trail

2.85 miles; bisbee, az Over the last week I have been doing a lot of non-blog-worthy walking into town, but today the hubs took me on a trail he walked with one of the neighbors. Our route started from the end of High Road and climbed School Hill. Old Bisbee is nestled in a high valley surrounded […]

Fairbank Loop

| January 20, 2016

Fairbank Loop

5 miles; fairbank, az I went back again to the San Pedro Riparian etc. and this time it included a trip through the ghost town of Fairbank, which was the railroad depot that served the mines in Tombstone. This trail loops by the Fairbank Cemetery and the remains of the Grand Central Ore Stamping Mill, and […]

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