Category: Hikes

Photo of the Day: 5.1.20

After leaving the Gila National Forest, we traveled about 200 miles northeast to a small RV Park just north of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.  The retired couple who were camped next to us in Las Cienegas NCA mentioned they volunteer at…

Photo of the Day: 4.28.20

Today we hiked the Continental Divide Trail running south from our camping area in the Gila National Forest.  I came upon this cute little flower along the trail.  It’s the only one I saw for the entire distance that we hiked.  I identified it…

Photo of the Day: 4.27.20

We moved over to New Mexico yesterday to a dispersed camping area in the Gila National Forest.  The Continental Divide Trail runs right through here and we embarked on a short hike along part of the trail today.  The terrain is soooo very different…

Photo of the Day 4.9.20

We took a ride over to the Coronado National Forest – Mt. Wrightson Wilderness area to hike part of the Arizona National Scenic Trail.  The Arizona Trail encompasses 800 miles of non-motorized pathways stretching from the Mexico border north to Utah.  Since we have…

Valley of Fire State Park

Based on a conversation with some fellow Vermonters who were camped near us at Hole in the Wall campground in the Mojave Preserve, we decided to make Valley of Fire State Park our next destination on our southwest tour.  We have been past this…

Photo of the Day 4.1.20

While we were camped in the Mojave Preserve, we had a great conversation with some fellow Vermonters who were traveling in a vintage Airstream.  Upon their recommendation, when we left the Mojave Preserve, we decided to head to Valley of Fire State Park on…

Photo of the Day 3.28.20

Late  yesterday afternoon I needed to get out of the trailer and get some fresh air.  A cold front moved in here and there were storm clouds all around us interspersed with blue skies.  Very dramatic skyline!  Jim was not feeling up for a walk…

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Between late February and early March, we were mooch-docking at my son Luke’s house in Menlo Park, CA.  We took advantage of being near the California coast to do some exploring. During a conversation with a neighbor’s parents, the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve…

Photo of the Day 3.26.20

It was a cool, windy and cloudy day in the Arizona desert so I spent some time processing photographs.  I have a backlog of pictures to edit since beginning our winter journey throughout the Southwest and California.   And, today seemed like a perfect time…

In search of Dripping Springs….

    I‘m back to sharing the adventures we launched from our dispersed camping site at La Posa South BLM in Quartzsite, AZ!  On February 12, we decided to go on a road trip to visit the Dripping Springs site located high up in…