Sometimes seasonal affective disorder gets you down, and you just don’t wanna go out into the gloom and trudge for hours in blowing snow. Thankfully, if you live in New Mexico, it usually doesn’t take too long to drive south until you find sun — sun and motivation.
This is exactly what me and Mag did last weekend: an awesome climbing-centric cruise from Albuquerque to Cochise Stronghold via Luna Park in the Withington Wilderness, Monticello, Truth or Consequences and Silver City.
Here are a few images from the mission:
Tawny grasses in Cochise Stronghold, Arizona. (Photo: Natalie Rae Good)
Volcanic outcropping on the way to Luna Park, New Mexico. (Photo: Mag Kim)
Luna Park Campground and picnic area. (Photo: Mag Kim)
Luna Park (Photo: Mag Kim)
Sport climbing the granite at Cochise Stronghold. (Photo: Mag Kim)
An anonymous climber on the Trad Rock wall in Cochise Stronghold. (Photo: Mag Kim)
Ben Alford belays Mag Kim in Cochise Stronghold. (Photo: Natalie Rae Good)
Mag Kim on the Sweet Rock wall in Cochise Stronghold. (Photo: Natalie Rae Good)
Natalie Rae Good in Cochise Stronghold. (Photo: Mag Kim)
Vicks Peak, New Mexico dusted with snow and dappled with afternoon light.
(Today’s photos are courtesy of Mag Kim and Natalie Rae Good.)