The Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and West Texas are a vast playground for climbers, hikers and cavers. Crazy thing is that they’re composed almost entirely of defunct sea creatures.Read more "Piles Of Dead Bodies"
Virtually every climber uses chalk to improve friction. Unfortunately, few are willing to clean up after themselves.Read more "Chalked Up"
If you’re unwilling to take care of your dog at the crag, kindly leave them at home.Read more "Leave Fido At Home"
Fun as it may look to scramble around on the walls of your local cave, the risk of causing irreparable damage is just too high.Read more "Climbers, Please Help Protect Caves"
Directions to the Trigo Canyon trailhead, which leads into the heart of the Manzano Mountains via the range’s steep western side.Read more "Go And Do Likewise: Trigo Canyon"
If you really think about it, all this adventuring is pretty darn rediculous.Read more "Pitfalls Of Adventure Media, Part 1: Taking Yourself Too Seriously"
Frivolous as our comings and goings on this planet may be, we can’t help but infuse them with great meaning. Trouble is, sometimes the significance we bestow is toxic.Read more "Metaphors We Climb By"
If you’re in Gallup and want a mellow hike that’s steeped in Pre-Columbian history, check out Cliff Dwellers Canyon. Oh yeah, there’s some climbing here too.Read more "Go And Do Likewise: Cliff Dwellers Canyon"
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"
In an era of crowdsourced beta, it’s not every day you stumble upon an unpublicized outdoor paradise.Read more "Trigo Canyon, Part 1: A First Voyage Into The Manzanos"