Saturday, December 31, 2016

Photos from the Trail: January 01, 2017 at 12:35AM


#happynewyear with @theordinaryhiker & my #2016bestnine. #ThankYou for 8,122 likes on 250 #photos! via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hY33Xu

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 25, 2016 at 09:58AM


Have yourself a very #outdoors #inspired #christmas! So excited about my new #canon lens, #Syma #drone, and Swedish knife from @cheapgeek and that my #bestie @lovely_lights_romero upgraded me with the only #hiking backpack I'll ever wear: #ospreypacks! Much love to the amazing @laurynomaly & @jbeales2 for a much needed #tactical stocking with all those awesome #trail accessories from #NationalParksDepot! via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iszl0H

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 24, 2016 at 03:47PM


#merrychristmas -this is what happens when you open your #christmas presents early. #Syma X8W #drone crash landing. Really digging my new #hiking accessory. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hD0KZn

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 21, 2016 at 08:06PM


#secretplaces - Portales Church of Hidden Cove (well, that's what the locals call it). An outdoor church or #shrine tucked away, carved into a naturally occurring alcove (amphitheater). Rain pours down into #sacred water pools. #offthebeatenpath near Bibo, #NewMexico. #forgotten #forgottenplaces #abandoned #ruins #geology #travelnm #lost via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hVlQ6w

Photos from the Trail: December 21, 2016 at 08:33AM


#secretplaces - Portales Church of Hidden Cove (well, that's what the locals call it). An outdoor church or #shrine tucked away, carved into a naturally occurring alcove (amphitheater). Rain pours down in the spring into sacred water pools. #offthebeatenpath near Bibo, #NewMexico. #forgotten #forgottenplaces #abandoned #ruins #geology #travelnm via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iap88H

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 20, 2016 at 10:10PM


#secretplaces - Portales Church of Hidden Cove (well, that's what the locals call it). An outdoor church or #shrine tucked away, carved into a naturally occurring alcove (amphitheater). Water pours down in the spring with sacred water. #offthebeatenpath near Bibo, #NewMexico. #forgotten #forgottenplaces #abandoned #ruins #geology #travelnm via Instagram http://ift.tt/2h8xfkJ

Photos from the Trail: December 20, 2016 at 08:54PM


#secretplaces - Entrance to the Portales Church of Hidden Cove (well, that's what the locals call it). #offthebeatenpath near Bibo, #NewMexico. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hRHB7g

Friday, December 16, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 17, 2016 at 12:15AM


"Have you been living under a rock this entire time?!?!" -I've been sick with some sort of Flu/Plague/OMG horribleness for +2 days now. So here's a photo of a real grumpy gus that Tiny Dog Pepper spotted near the Chaco Outlier Ruins in #NewMexico...#canonfanphoto shot with the #canoneos SL1 and 250 STM lens. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hb9BSd

Monday, December 12, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 12, 2016 at 02:04PM


#mondayvibes - Missing my Summer #hiking tan.... #Selfie with the #canoneos SL1 20mm in one of the most beautiful places in #NewMexico. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gz1imT

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 08, 2016 at 06:35PM


#tinydog, giant mountains. Pepper at the base of the Sandia Mountains. New Mexico. #hiking #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #thisiswhyihike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hqPfns

Photos from the Trail: December 08, 2016 at 10:00AM


We're actually quite graceful on the trails, I promise! #hiking the northern section of the Sandia Mountains, New Mexico. #hikingwithdogs #unlikelyhikers #campingwithdogs via Instagram http://ift.tt/2h7BomG

Photos from the Trail: December 08, 2016 at 08:07AM


Strip Mine Trail in the Sandia Mountains. He's actually quite thrilled to be out #hiking, but not thrilled about his adorable new sweater! #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #newmexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gZZtOF

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 06, 2016 at 07:30PM


"Follow Me" - Silhouettes on the Strip Mine Trail. Base of the Sandia Mountains in Placitas, New Mexico. #thisiswhyihike #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs via Instagram http://ift.tt/2h3zxQj

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 04, 2016 at 08:28PM


"Caught" -Strip Mine Trail. Placitas, New Mexico. #blackandwhite #perspective #found while #hiking via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fY9Wee

Photos from the Trail: December 04, 2016 at 01:44PM


A piece of ore found along the Strip Mine Trail. Placings, New Mexico. #nmnomad #dukecityigers #hiking via Instagram http://ift.tt/2h8bQZT

Friday, December 2, 2016

Photos from the Trail: December 02, 2016 at 05:16PM


"A different type of adventure" Wandering thru the remote and rural parts of the Southwest. Bits of vivid history like this speckle the landscape. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gRCq6F

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 30, 2016 at 03:20PM


"Worldly Alms" -collection of #rosary at the outdoor church of Los Portales. Laguna, #newmexico. #canonfanphoto with the EOS SL1 & EF 22mm. #teamcanon via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gWzBnO

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 29, 2016 at 04:44PM


#forgottenplaces -Los Portales outdoor church...down a dusty road from the Cebolleta Land Grant. #teamcanon with the EOS SL1 in the #mystical #southwest. #canonfanphoto via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ghj0cZ

Monday, November 28, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 28, 2016 at 11:06AM


#theroadlesstraveled - Los Portales church near Cebolleta Land Grant. #teamcanon exploring the #southwest with the EOS SL1. #canonfanphoto #newmexico #dukecityigers #travel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fXKcKN

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 23, 2016 at 08:01AM


#HappyThanksgiving and #FirstSnow from the La Luz Trail, New Mexico. #thisiswhyihike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gfFqs9

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 22, 2016 at 11:42AM


#hiking with @lovely_lights_romero in Santa Fe....Basically, a Laguna native and a pale Samoan getting lost in the woods. #brownpeoplecamping #newmexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gdc4dK

Monday, November 21, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 21, 2016 at 11:44AM


#whereistand -Hyde Memorial State Park. Santa Fe, New Mexico. #thisiswhyihike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fylvob

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 20, 2016 at 05:32PM


"According to this map, we should learn how to read a map. Also, I think we're lost..." #Hiking with Adriann in Hyde Memorial State Park. #SantaFe #NewMexico. #whyihike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fhYnwp

Photos from the Trail: November 20, 2016 at 08:40AM


"The sharp, biting chill" -It won't be long before it's almost too cold (for me) to #hike out here. Shark tooth icicle from a charming little brook that rolls throughout Hyde Memorial State Park. Santa Fe, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the EOS SL1 and EF 10-22mm. #hiking #outdoors #nature #photography #newmexico #travel #adventure #explore #dukecityigers #newmexicotrue #igersabq #optoutside #hikenm #nmlifeio via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gb6qKc

Photos from the Trail: November 20, 2016 at 08:25AM


"The sharp, biting chill" -It won't be long before it's almost too cold out here. Shark tooth icicle from a near-freezing temps stream in Hyde Memorial State Park. Santa Fe, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the EOS SL1 and EF 10-22mm. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gxUrub

Saturday, November 19, 2016

It's that time of year again...

Where holiday shopping overwhelms and stresses us out.... This is typically when I get a lot of my outdoor gear shopping done. Along with the typical sites that every other hiker and outdoorsman uses, I also use Amazon. There's a lot of interesting deals on there, and most with Prime Shipping. Heck, even my favorite brands (Columbia, Osprey Packs) are on there!

This year, I plan to get most of my holiday shopping done at home, and preferably during the first week of December. That way I can spend more time outdoors with my camera!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 13, 2016 at 09:14PM


Boom - get excited for the #supermoon! #teamcanom with a #canonfanphoto care of my EOS SL1, a super old (but awesome) EF 75-300mm, and a #SLIKtripod that weighs more than my dog. . . . . #albuquerque #newmexico #dukecityigers #igersabq #astrophotography #astronomy #science #lunar #moon #fullmoon #nature #sky #night #nightsky via Instagram http://ift.tt/2g4RMIq

Photos from the Trail: November 13, 2016 at 02:40PM


"Amarillo Autumn" - One of the last yellow flowers, here in #NewMexico. #nature #outdoors via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eR4fJI

Friday, November 11, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 11, 2016 at 12:13PM


#flashbackfriday -Back when I had a #hikers tan & the time to #hike some of New Mexico's lesser known places... #sandiamancave #hiking #newmexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ePVYc6

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 06, 2016 at 08:23AM


"Cloud Cover" -10,390 feet above sea level sits #Tinydog Pepper, barely 11 inches tall. Sandia Mountains, #NewMexico. #dukecityigers #nmlife #hikenm #newmexicotrue #hiking #hikingwithdogs #blackandwhite #clouds via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fuJ6Ws

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 03, 2016 at 11:11AM


"The speed of silence" - It's shocking to think the only thing that moves out here are tourists, and the wind...White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. It's #newmexicotrue with a #canonfanphoto on the EOS SL1 and 250mm STM. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eseCXD

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Photos from the Trail: November 02, 2016 at 06:33PM


When you're on top of the world but your over-protective human won't let you too close to the edge. Top of the #sandiamountains in #albuquerque #newmexico. #hikingwithdogs #dogsonadventures #campingwithdogs #backcountrypaws #dukecityigers #igersabq via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fgl5E7

Monday, October 31, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 31, 2016 at 04:28PM


"Hidden Hoodoos" -The southwest still manages to surprise me. Secret place the locals call "The Dirt" in #NewMexico, just west of #Albuquerque. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dWl7mB

Photos from the Trail: October 31, 2016 at 08:21AM


"Symbols" - some of the #strangerthings found along my #hike this weekend. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fmYCbF

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 29, 2016 at 12:18PM


"What did you find on your hike today?" "Oh, not much..." Coolest piece of petrified wood I've found out here in New Mexico...and some other stuff. #rockhounding #hiking via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ePLp6P

Monday, October 24, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 24, 2016 at 12:22PM


"Signs of Life" -Sparkly gypsum dappled with tiny spots of green at White Sands National Monument. #TeamCanon #canonfanphoto with the EOS SL1 and the EF 10-22. #newmexicotrue via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eKPYyp

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 22, 2016 at 12:19PM


#rockhounding with my mini #Rockhound. We're not that great at finding fossils but apparently we're awesome at being thirsty. #hiking #hikingwithdogs #newmexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2euGVUG

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 20, 2016 at 11:07AM


"Gypsum for the Gypsy..." Ain't nothing but sand that feels like snow @ White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. #Selfie with #teamcanon EOS SL1 and a wide 20mm lens. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dRMM4c

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 18, 2016 at 01:18PM


"Sand and Silence" - Remnants of life amongst sparkly dunes at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. EOS SL1, EF 10-20mm. #TeamCanon #CanonFanPhoto via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dZf3HI

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 15, 2016 at 11:39AM


#rockhounding -The camera doesn't do it justice, but I'm super excited about a piece of agetized #petrifiedwood I just found. It's got a thin layer of druzy on it. #NewMexico is pretty awesome for rock hunting. #dukecityigers #explore #hiking #nature #outdoors #crystals #gemstones #rockcollection #hike #travel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2e77TAU

Friday, October 14, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 14, 2016 at 09:29AM


"Friday got me like..." Skull remains found along the I.C Land Grant. #TeamCanon with the EOS SL1 & 10-22mm EF. #newmexicotrue via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eAe0QZ

Friday, October 7, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 07, 2016 at 12:41PM


#balloonfiesta, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Clear skies, well except for all the fun balloons. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2d96quz

Monday, October 3, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 03, 2016 at 08:59PM


"Yellow" - a parade of primary colors hit the skies at the #Albuquerque International #balloonfiesta. #TeamCanon with my trusty EOS SL1 and 250 STM. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dFMr4J

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 02, 2016 at 03:49PM


"Spectators" -Humans and other species gather in the wee hours to watch the #balloonfiesta. #teamcanon with the EOS SL1 and vintage EF 75-300. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dKDojG

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Photos from the Trail: October 01, 2016 at 02:01PM


Watching the mass ascension of the #balloonfiesta during our daybreak hike through the canyon. #teamcanon with the EOS SL1 & 250mm STM. #hikingwithdogs via Instagram http://ift.tt/2d4x9Gb

Photos from the Trail: October 01, 2016 at 11:24AM


"Balloons & Benchmarks" -Saturday morning hike in Piedras Marcadas Canyon to watch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dgR9Y2

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Photos from the Trail: September 29, 2016 at 12:38PM


#andnowforsomethingcompletelydifferent -The Rio Puerco Bridge along #route66 is one of the few remaining truss bridges left on #themotherroad. #teamcanon knows how to #canonbringit with the EOS SL1 and 20mm. #ipulledoverforthis #newmexicotrue via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dHCYgT

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Photos from the Trail: September 28, 2016 at 03:43PM


"Tune in Tokyo" -one of the massive radio telescopes at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Jodie Foster was not available for comment. #TeamCanon with the EOS SL1 and STM lens. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2cLTmeh

Monday, September 26, 2016

Photos from the Trail: September 26, 2016 at 12:05PM


"A Storm on the Divide" - Storm clouds moving in along the Continental Divide Trail (CDT). #TeamCanon with the EOS SL1 and 250mm STM. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2dmEly2

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Photos from the Trail: September 22, 2016 at 09:40AM


"Life on the edge" -tiny cacti off one of the many cliffs in the El Malpais, NCA. New Mexico. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2d2OyCj

Monday, September 19, 2016