Category: Hikes

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…

The Apache Trail

Since I’m so far behind on my blog posts, I decided to alter my plan and post some more recent adventures interspersed with the earlier travels this winter. I’m so excited about the area we are exploring right now that I cannot wait to…

Cibola National Wildlife Refuge

On February 8th, my sister and brother-in-law suggested a field trip to the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge and I enthusiastically accepted! There are nine different wildlife refuges in Arizona and we were close to several of those while in the Quartzsite area. Cibola NWR…

Somewhere in the Mojave…..

Sitting in the middle of the Mojave Desert, I realized I have been terribly remiss with my blog writing! The trouble is I find it hard to write at times while traveling with my husband.  I don’t have a  handle on exactly why that…

2 Days, 2 Parks – Guadalupe NP

Part 2 of our travels through Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe area: We moved to the Pine Springs Campground in Guadalupe National Park after our long day in Carlsbad Caverns.  This was not by choice (that’s another story!) but it ended up being extremely convenient…

2 Days, 2 Parks

When Jim and I explored the southwest during the winter of 2017, we bypassed Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe National Parks twice!  On both occasions, the weather forecast called for cold temperatures (sub-freezing) and high winds.  As we headed west this winter, I kept tracking…

Isle au Haut Family Time

Spending quality time with family is the thing most precious to me.  It sustains me in a way that is indescribable.   Currently, my two grown children live about as far apart as you can get and still be in the lower forty-eight.  One son…