There’s a radical transformation that takes place for those who descend into the caves of southeast New Mexico’s Guadalupe Mountains — as if the world were changing before your very eyes.Read more "Caving In The Guadalupes, Part 2: Hallowed Ground"
Hikers who make the effort to head down to the Gila will be rewarded with an incredible array of terrains, from slot canyons to meadows to 10,000-foot peaks. This stunning variety is largely thanks to a quartet of supervolcanoes!Read more "The Gila’s Sleeping Giants"
The landscape around Grants, New Mexico is dominated by volcanic extrusions. Where did all this stuff come from? When was it ejected onto the Earth’s surface? Why here?Read more "Where Did All Of El Malpais’ Lava Come From?"
A first cave-centered pilgrimage to “The Guads” induces awe and reveals cosmic mysteries.Read more "Caving In The Guadalupes, Part 1: Wen, Christmas Tree And Lake Caves"
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"
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"
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"