Category Archives: Teardrop Trailer

On the Road, Again: Southern NM & AZ to Joshua Tree!

This winter I’ve mainly been traveling from home, exploring the desert on foot in my big backyard. But for years now, I’ve been saying that I’m due for a winter road trip across southern Arizona, one of my last big blank … Continue reading

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Strawbale & Mud Plaster: My Warmest Winter Yet!

The Teardrop is not for overwintering. It’s not so much the cold that would drive me crazy, but the limited daylight hours. Too many five-hour evenings in such a small space aren’t good for the soul. This year, I’m lucky … Continue reading

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Crossing Karmic Paths: On the Road to Paonia

A few weeks ago, I took a weekend road trip from New Mexico up to Paonia, Colorado for a one day writing workshop with Craig Childs, one of my favorite authors. The workshop was fantastic and on my way there … Continue reading

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Desert Snow

Why winter in New Mexico? Because the hiking is epic, no matter the weather. We’ve had two significant snowstorms so far this year and all that white stuff adds such a stunning dimension to this desert. When it snows, it’s not … Continue reading

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Where On Earth Is The Blonde Coyote?

According to this just recently neglected blog, I’m still in Scotland. In real time, I’m in the next best place: ever-enchanting New Mexico! Of all the places I love, New Mexico hits closest to Home. This will be my fourth winter … Continue reading

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Summer in Colorado: By the Numbers

One of the most common excuses I hear from people about why they can’t/ won’t/ don’t travel is money. Believe me, freelance writing is no way to get rich. If I can afford to travel, so can you! Travel doesn’t … Continue reading

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Owl Love Leadville

One of the things I love most about Colorado are the mountain towns. I usually avoid the glitzy ski centers (Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge) in favor of the smaller, more hardscrabble ex-mining towns like Leadville, Telluride, Crested Butte, Fairplay, and … Continue reading

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Roadside America: UFO Watchtower

The San Luis Valley is to Colorado what Roswell is to New Mexico: a remote hot spot of strange nights, unexplained lights and Unidentified Flying Objects. And it’s not a new phenomenon: in the early 1600′s Spanish explorers crossing the … Continue reading

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Boondocking Blanca BLM

Funny how when you don’t have anywhere specific to go, you usually end up going in circles. I’ve spent the summer driving lazy loops around southern Colorado – I have yet to make it north of I-70 – and I … Continue reading

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Me & My Shadows: Four Corners

You may have noticed, I take a lot of pictures. I’m addicted to this 3-pound weight always hanging around my neck. If I’m outside, it’s with me and I’m always using it, come rain, shine or snow, and in all types of light. At certain … Continue reading

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