Well, it won’t be a white Christmas for us this year…
But how could we begrudge the distinctly unwintry weather enjoyed during our Solstice Family Campout, down in southern New Mexico’s Organ Mountains – so named for their distinctive, cylindrical granite flutes that … [ Read More → ]
I admit to a near perpetual yearning for the next big trip; travel hopes and aspirations are forever poking and prodding into the more foreign nooks and crannies of my mind. But if truth be told, I’m often more than happy … [ Read More → ]
In brief… We’d planned another campout this weekend, but with summer storms barrelling in during the afternoons – and blotting out the sky – we settled on a day ride instead. Still, it was the longest we’ve undertaken so far … [ Read More → ]
There’s been a spate of stiflingly hot days in Santa Fe. It was a 103°F (33°C) last week – which is saying something, considering the city lies at a lofty 7000ft (2100m) in altitude. Fires have closed down the Hemys, the … [ Read More → ]
Another S240 (sub 24 hour overnighter) in the Carson National Forest, New Mexico. Except… since we started at 5pm on Saturday, and finished at 7pm on Sunday, technically it was a 26 hour jaunt. But what’s a couple of hours … [ Read More → ]
Another overnighter with Sage… (this is what we carried, and here’s a post about our very first outing).
As ever, new lessons were learnt, the main one being: Don’t let Sage eat dirt. How so? Tuns out a few … [ Read More → ]
Despite the diminutive nature of this adventure, it’s earned itself a full report – not least because it was Sage’s first night under tarp, and thus deserves celebration!
The milestone of Nancy’s 30th birthday demanded due attention too, so we … [ Read More → ]
The fleet: Troll, Ogre and Chariot (aka The Nest).
This is one for all those toddler bikepackers out there.
Now that summer’s arrived, we’re preparing for out first multi-day campout with Sage. Our plan is to carry our usual lightweight … [ Read More → ]
Like an unfinished jigsaw puzzle, there’s pieces of the Carson National Forest across a sizeable patch of northern New Mexico. There’s a chunk up near Chama, on the Coloradan border, that runs all the way down to El Rito. There’s … [ Read More → ]
Recently, I acquired an old Specialized Stumpjumper through the classified pages of Craiglist. As the first production mountain bike in the world, the venerable Stumpy is the stuff of legends, and a bike I’ve long coveted. Although … [ Read More → ]