Monthly Archives: January 2017

Rockin’ Rangers

Ranger Pat can tell I’m cold, wet, and tired. I walk into the visitors’ center at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, my rain gear soaking wet, eyes bleary from lack of sleep. It rained all night long, thunder and lightning, hail … Continue reading

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Old Ocean

There are a handful of places in the world that feel like home at first sight. Like love at first sight, who knows how it works? It’s a feeling of recognition that can’t be explained; a familiarity even though you’ve … Continue reading

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By a Thread

Elise has a beautiful house in Albuquerque, a place full of natural light. A string of lights shaped like chile peppers hangs outside the back door, which is a private entrance for her guests. I am staying for two nights … Continue reading

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Altitude Adjustment

Morning, 7:30 am. The day begins slowly, high-altitude heavy mist filtering the sunlight. The mist pulls back now and then to reveal the fantastical rugged peaks of the Organ Mountains, so-named, I guess, because they look like a giant pipe … Continue reading

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