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Category: Beautiful Day Hikes

Mike’s Blog: The Hot Springs of New Mexico

Among the many natural resources the state has to offer, few are as conducive to well being as the hot springs. Soaking in hot, natural waters, is one of the primal pleasures of humanity – a pleasure shared by many … Continue reading


Winter Outings in Santa Fe

With a whole string of brief storms whirling though the Southwest this winter, the mountains above Santa Fe are primed with snow and full of opportunities for skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, or just taking a short walk up on a snow-packed … Continue reading


The White Fir

It’s the time of year here in Santa Fe when an afternoon ramble in the mountains seems like the perfect way to refresh your spirits after a late breakfast, or a bout of Christmas shopping among the shops downtown. A … Continue reading


First Snow

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and over this past weekend the Southern Rockies made their annual abrupt bump down from autumn to winter. Temperatures plunged, and Santa Fe awoke to a dusting of snow on Sunday morning. … Continue reading


Following the Light

As the days shorten and the temperature drops here in the Southern Rockies, fall color begins to move downward into the mid-elevation canyons below the crest of the mountains, spilling down like trickles of bright paint toward the old Spanish … Continue reading


The Quietly Changing Seasons

‘Then there was the good weather. It would come in one day when the summer was over.’ Apologies to Ernest Hemingway and the opening lines of A Moveable Feast, but I couldn’t help thinking of that quiet commencement as I … Continue reading


Creekwalking

During my weekend walks up in the mountains, lately, I’ve been exploring a little away from the network of ┬átrails that weave their way through the Santa Fe National Forest just above Santa Fe. It’s nothing you couldn’t do yourself; … Continue reading


Tesuque Creek

We’re finally getting our summer rains here in Santa Fe, after a brutally dry and hot June, and now the challenge for you hikers and trail bikers out there is, just how early in the morning do you want to … Continue reading


High above Aspen Vista

When the weather gets hot in Santa Fe, as it has the past week or so, those big blue mountains to our east begin to look like a perfect place for a cooling walk or a refreshing picnic. A short … Continue reading


A Summer’s Day Hike to Nambe Lake

Summer weather opens up all of the wonderful high country hikes in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains above Santa Fe, and if you’re up for a more challenging trek, be sure and put the hike to Nambe Lake – the … Continue reading


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