Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

| December 27, 2016

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of my ten favorite hikes of 2016. #5—Mamacoke Island This isn’t a long hike, but it is quite beautiful, and a lot of fun. You’re actually on an island in the Thames River in New London, and you have some amazing views of the Navy’s submarine base and the […]

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 […]

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