Category Archives: New Mexico

My 500th Post!

Drum roll, please… this is my 500th post on the Blonde Coyote! A look back at my very first post from June 2011: Until very recently, I resisted starting a blog. I already make my living at the keyboard as a freelance … Continue reading

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The Blonde Coyote in the Guardian: Top Ten Parks in Oregon!

Hey everybody, my latest state-by-state roundup of the top ten parks for the Guardian just went live! This month I’m featuring one of my favorite states: Oregon! Oregon was the first place I lived after college and it will always hold a special place … Continue reading

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What Would the Blonde Coyote Do? Questions from an Aspiring Nomad

I’ve been getting so many lovely, thoughtful, inquisitive emails from people and I’m sorry to say it’s become impossible for me to answer all of them. Most of you want to hit the road – for a long weekend, for … Continue reading

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Across the Valle Vidal

I may have had the Rio Grande Gorge all to myself on Memorial Day weekend but the rim was beset with motorcycles. I’ve always liked bikers – they’re generally kind and generous to fellow travelers – but I have a … Continue reading

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Into the Gorge: Where the Red Meets the Rio Grande

On my way from Hermit Peak to the Rio Grande Gorge, I got crunched between the Land Rover and the Teardrop. Ouch. After a few days taking it easy on the long, flat roads that crisscross the east rim of … Continue reading

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High Points on My Horizons: Hermit Peak

For this, my third summer on the road with the Teardrop, I really have no plan. I think I’ll head in the general direction of Oregon – through Utah and Nevada and then circle back through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming … Continue reading

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Teardrop Trouble: Between a Rover and a Hard Place

Some lessons you learn the hard way. I’ve always wanted a vehicle that can take me all the way to the end of any road. Since getting my 1996 Land Rover Disco last summer, I’ve gotten a little cocky about where … Continue reading

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Earth Day Love Letter from the Arroyo

Arroyos are the great gutters of the desert. As dry as this place appears much of the year, its shape is dominated by the rare running of water. Before I came to New Mexico, I had never even heard the word arroyo. … Continue reading

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EARTH Magazine: A New “Travels in Geology” Collection!

My favorite beat at EARTH magazine has always been the Travels in Geology column. Now EARTH has published a collection of travel pieces that includes six of my Travels in Geology features: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, … Continue reading

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Climbing Cabezon

On clear days, looking west from the summit of my backyard cliffs, I can just make out what looks like a giant haystack on the horizon. If I were to hike due west from my house, across the Rio Grande … Continue reading

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