Monthly Archives: December 2011

Best Hikes on Earth: Tent Rocks

Back in July I wrote a post on my All-time Top 5 Favorite Hikes. This past weekend I got to revisit one of the best: Tent Rocks National Monument near Cochiti Pueblo. This hike, less than an hour south of … Continue reading

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The Sun Temple

High on a mesa a few miles by foot from my house is a temple. I don’t know anything about this place, except that it was clearly built by a dreamer. In the corner of the straw bale and stucco … Continue reading

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Ode to Gaiters

Now that New Mexico has a few inches of snow on the ground, I’ve broken out my all time favorite pieces of nerdy hiker gear: gaiters! Gaiters are waterproof coverings for your lower legs that loop under your boots and … Continue reading

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Travels With Bowie & D.O.G.: Tennessee

In the past six years, my dogs and I have seen a lot of this country. I take a lot of photos when I travel and my favorites are usually the shots with my border collie mixes Bowie and Dio … Continue reading

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A Very Madrid Christmas!

Madrid is the closest town to my Earthship – I’ve hiked and ridden a horse there several times – and what a town it is! Madrid, pronounced MAD-rid (not ma-DRID) is a mad, mad place, home to wonderfully mad Madroids. Today, Madrid … Continue reading

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Snow Day Hike!

Every day, no matter the weather, I get out for a walk. Yesterday was no exception. We’re in the midst of the first snowstorm of the winter here in Cerrillos and the desert has never been lovelier. The dogs were … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Well, so far the first snowstorm of the winter hasn’t left more than a dusting, but it sure is beautiful!

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Let It Snow!

December’s here and for the first time this winter, snow has popped up on the weather forecast for Cerrillos, New Mexico! In between researching, interviewing and writing my latest batch of stories for EARTH, I’ve been hauling firewood, chopping kindling, … Continue reading

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