After a caving trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World, the universe feels more infinite than ever.
Like poems, caves take a lot of time to interpret. And even when you do arrive at a coherent interpretation, there’s no guarantee it won’t be usurped by a competing theory.Read more "On Hermeneutics In Alabaster Cave"
Few motorists exit off I-40 to visit New Mexico’s El Malpais National Monument. Fewer still take advantage of the Monument’s wild subterranean offerings.Read more "Caving In El Malpais National Monument, Part 1: Xenolith Cave"
While a second trip to Trigo Canyon didn’t get us much farther up the trail, many new things were discovered nevertheless.Read more "Trigo Canyon, Part 2: Between Mist And Schist"
If you’ve never had the pleasure of finding boulder problems without the aid of a guidebook or online beta, give it a shot. It’s a heck of a lot more fun than you might think.Read more "Eschewing Beta In Two New Mexico Bouldering Spots"
Bosque Farms is a flat land that — at least for me — is as stunning as any mountaintop. One reason is the sandhill cranes.Read more "Sandhills"
Just off Historic Route 66, tucked behind the giant walls of the White Cliffs, signs of Ancestral Puebloan life are frozen in time.Read more "A Jaunt Up Cliff Dwellers Canyon"