A 24-hr lesson in humility
“I’ve had a wonderful time. This wasn’t it.”
One of my favorite lines for horrible dates now has a new application – my 24 hours spent on the Pinhoti National Recreational Trail.
Before I go further, please understand – it’s not the trail’s fault. Some things just aren’t meant to be. It’s not the trail; it’s me. We just didn’t meet at the right time in my life. These things happen.
Continue reading “The Pinhoti National Recreational Trail”
Beautiful, secluded, and where I proposed to Thrillbilly
The San Antonio hot springs are a beautiful series of three pools high up in the mountains north of the Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs. The water is warm but not scalding, and depending on the time of year, the hike to them is either 1 mile or 11 miles roundtrip. Of course, we ended up there during the 11-mile time of year. Continue reading “New Mexico :: San Antonio Hot Springs”
Now in my top 4 most beautiful places
Last week, after 17 hours straight of driving, Thrillbilly and I decided to stretch our legs before rolling into Albuquerque. Since he’s a native New Mexican and knows all the cool hidden gems, he choose the perfect place (if a bit off the beaten path): the San Lorenzo Canyon. Continue reading “Trail review: San Lorenzo Canyon”
Add some truth to that dating profile
We all have a friend that lists “hiking” on their online dating profile but hasn’t been in the woods since that one-mile concrete stretch of greenway they did once when they were dog sitting. The short round-trip trail at Burgess Fall State Park is a perfect way to re-introduce them to nature, add some truth to their profile, and perhaps fashion them into an awesome backpacking buddy. Continue reading “Trail Review: Burgess Falls State Park”
I know winter is just beginning, but it’s the perfect time to start planning your el Camino hike! May is a lovely time to go, and this gives you a few months to plan the month off work or post-semester trip you desperately need.
Here are 8 reasons to hike the el Camino de Santiago (as if you needed convincing)… Continue reading “8 Reasons to hike El Camino this spring”