Meet my pal the Ocotillo. But don’t shake his hands.
It’s been a good long while since this blog has seen an update. Sorry! But rest assured, I haven’t slacked off completely. Much of the content I’ve been writing over … [ Read More → ]
Until I buckle down and write up an account of my recent trip to Mongolia – pictures of which can be seen on Tumblr – here’s a brief post on our family outing to Exmoor National Park in June.
A … [ Read More → ]
(The following account dates from way, way back in September… Much has happened since then, including a return to New Mexico, and an exodus to Ecuador. But before I can play catch up, this post concludes my attempts at dirt … [ Read More → ]
Well, not quite all of it, as it happens… Our original intention was to close the loop around this compact but rugged Andean range – a tight knot of snow-capped mountains lying south of the Cordillera Blanca, known to climbing … [ 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 → ]
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 → ]
S24O: Sub 24 hour overnight…
Speckled about the Carson National Forest like rough gems, are some of the earliest Spanish settlements in northern New Mexico – including that of El Rito, where our overnight bikepack began.
Like many other … [ Read More → ]
Nestled in the crook of a deep and chiselled valley, lies the New Mexican settlement of Ruidoso. It’s not a place you’d likely stumble upon by chance, unless you were seeking out the most southerly ski mountain in the States. Home … [ Read More → ]
As I ready myself for a short tour, I figured I’d use this opportunity to jot down the gear I tend to carry – for my own recollection as much as general knowledge. I’ve noted a few comments where appropriate, … [ Read More → ]