Organ Mountains – Fillmore Canyon

Organ Mountains Fillmore Canyon Trail - Red rocks at sunset

Rolled into Las Cruces very early in the afternoon meaning I had a few hours of daylight for a hike – finally, A HIKE! Weather was perfect and I was dying to stretch my legs. Drove to a couple super off-beat trailheads I found on AllTrails but roads were impassable. Gave up and headed to … Read more

Homestead National Historical Park

Homestead National Historical Park - George Palmer cabin exterior

Sometimes visiting a place leaves you angry, upset, but ultimately glad it exits as a record of horrible things from the past. That’s pretty much how I felt after visiting Homestead National Monument today on a dreary and gray-skied morning in Beatrice, Nebraska. [Update: It appears the name has changed now to Homestead National Historic … Read more

Kettle Moraine South Nordic Hiking

Kettle Moraine South Nordic trails

This past weekend, the weather finally graced us with temps around 70, sunny skies, and dry grounds.  Took a day trip up to Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit for some much needed hiking.  On the suggestion of a park ranger, decided to try the Nordic trails because they are less busy with mountain bikers today.  I did … Read more