Dripping Springs Natural Area

Dripping Springs Natural Area – Trail into the Organ Mountains

Last Day in New Mexico for this trip.  9/22 is National Public Lands Day meaning it was time to get outside and stretch my legs.  No better place than the Organ Mountains right in Las Cruces just miles from the house. My mom Sue wanted to see Dripping Springs and hit the trails with me.  … Read more

Sitting Bull Falls

Sitting Bull Falls - Main Falls

Climbed out from Carlsbad Caverns with enough daylight left for long-shot destinations.  Where am I headed next?  Upwards into the mountains a bit in search of places less traveled.  Clouds were getting moody and threatening rain – not much fell, but the backdrop they provided was fantastic. Sitting Bull Falls If you follow this blog, … Read more

2018 New Mexico Elk Hunt

New Mexico Elk Hunt – Storm views across the plains

Our friend Jason drew an archery elk tag for New Mexico GMU 37 in September.  I didn’t draw myself but was lucky enough to help on the hunt for a few days.  Can’t give away our “secret” spots but this was near the town Capitan on Lincoln National Forest / BLM lands. We moved around … Read more

Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon - Panorama Views

Headed back towards Vegas to get cell reception for funeral arrangements & ended up not needing to cut the trip short.  Was already past Pahrump so decided to stay close to Vegas.  Camping was done for now but booked my best AirBnB to date (seriously if you’re solo check for a listing called “Vital Vegas”, … Read more

2016 New Mexico Elk Hunt

Dad sneaking into a better position for the shot on a monster bull elk

After several weeks of travel and about 5,000 miles driven, I arrived in Las Cruces, NM and reunited with my family. Took one day off to rest and prepare for the elk hunt season.  My Dad drew a bull tag for NM unit 34 which is located in the Lincoln National Forest.  Based on intel … Read more