Thursday, October 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 19, 2017 at 12:24PM


#Day2 #7daychallenge #blackandwhite - #TinyDog and the #RioGrande #River. From up here, that river and those #mountains don't seem so big. #TeamCanon with the #PowershotG9x #NewMexicoTrue #thisiswhyihike #Hiking via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iltgnF

Photos from the Trail: October 18, 2017 at 07:05PM


#7daychallenge - thanks @oddball_sc. This is one of my favorite shots, whether it's #blackandwhite or color. I shot this while laying in a mud puddle as an expression of just how vast and #desolate the #Southwest truly is. Ignacio Land Grant, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #EOS SL1 & my old EF 10-22mm. #NewMexicoTrue #hiking #thisiswhyihike #neverstopexploring #adventure #adventureisoutthere #canonfanphoto via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gPaAsP

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 16, 2017 at 09:50PM


#TinyDog & #TeamCanon on top of the world with the #EOSt7i and my new 18-135 STM!!! It's like the perfect #outdoors portrait for my perfectly imperfect #hiking buddy. #thisiswhyihike #NewMexicoTrue #hikingwithdogs #liveloverescue #neverstopexploring #nature #adventure via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yqJM9U

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 15, 2017 at 10:49AM


Dat face tho' -it's like he knows I'm about to take him #overthemountainsandthroughthewoods. #hike today. #destinationunknown #mymiserabledogatbeautifulplaces #dogsofinstagram #blackandtan #softfocus via Instagram http://ift.tt/2kOmMhS

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 14, 2017 at 11:24AM


Pretty sure one of these rocks needs an #NC17 rating. #weird #agate #petrifiedwood #rockhound #rock #desert #NewMexico #rockcollecting #rockhounding #geologyrocks #gemsandminerals via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ypcLgo

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 11, 2017 at 09:27PM


#NewMexicoTrue -The Gilman Tunnels and Jemez Falls are one of my favorite places. Graffiti and some of the most silencing #nature in all the #Southwest. #waterfall #thisiswhyihike #hiking #NewMexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2yhSF7f

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 08, 2017 at 08:02PM


#NewMexicoTrue -Soda Dam in #breathtaking Jemez Springs, NM. #neverstopexploring #nature #landscape #adventure #hiking #findyourpark #waterfall #ipulledoverforthis #dukecityigers #hike #hikenm #NewMexico #girlswhohike #girlswhohikenm via Instagram http://ift.tt/2g3bRj9

Photos from the Trail: October 08, 2017 at 10:24AM


#newmexicotrue -When you're a #TinyDog, the whole world is an #adventure. Our #weekend plans went astray, so we went #offthebeatenpath. #hiking #hikingwithdogs #nmoutdoors #neverstopexploring #chihuahuasofinstagram via Instagram http://ift.tt/2y4zDzE

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 03, 2017 at 12:52PM


She could be looking at the #mountains or the mighty #RioGrande, but instead she's looking at me. #hiking #chihuahua #blackandwhite #thisiswhyihike #neverstopexploring #landscape #hikingwithdogs #NewMexico #adventure via Instagram http://ift.tt/2xPVyg5

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Photos from the Trail: October 01, 2017 at 11:29AM


Washout by the #RioGrande River. This area is labeled as the #TrailHead Beach, and actually looks like it today. #hiking #nature #outdoors #landscape #blueskies #getoutside #neverstopexploring #thisiswhyihike #offthebeatenpath via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fCoE88

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 30, 2017 at 08:53AM


#Fall -The season of #favoritehoodies, long walks in the park...and @starbucks. #puppucino for the win with #TinyDog. #lovemydogs #dogsofinstagram #chipperke via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fGCEBA

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 26, 2017 at 11:42PM


#NewMexico throws more #rainbows than any other #travel location I've been too. #lightandshadow #rainbow #newmexicotrue #nmoutdoors #nature #afterthestorm #motog5plus via Instagram http://ift.tt/2xzEiJt

Friday, September 22, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 22, 2017 at 12:32PM


#Found -Well, that's certainly ominous. #Sketch on the break table outside work. #graffiti #thingsyoufind at work. #demon #streetart #albuquerque #weird #insearchofquirk #friday #fridayfeels #art via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fnLR1e

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 21, 2017 at 02:12PM


"Badlands Man" - @cheapgeek and I spent a whole two hours before we realized the map we were given was drawn upside down. By the time we got to the #hoodoos it was hotter than Hades. #adventure #bistibadlands #findyourpark #unlikelyhikers #outdoors #neverstopexploring #NewMexico #taketripspostpics #travel #nmoutdoors #nmnomad via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wKjBsn

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 19, 2017 at 01:27PM


#mymiserabledogatbeautifulplaces - #Throwback to when both of us could #hike at an elevation of 8,600 feet. Now he just wants to drive to the top. #albuquerque #lovemydogs #hiking #hikingwithdogs #landscape #view #mountains #NewMexico #blueskies #travel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2hfdlGU

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 17, 2017 at 10:07AM


#BlueSkies for the #CivilAirPatrol. Guess they're practicing for the #BalloonFiesta. #fluffyClouds #clouds #sky #skies #landscape #southwest #hiking #nmoutdoors #getoutside #albuquerque #skyporn #hotairballoon via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fsUyV8

Friday, September 15, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 15, 2017 at 09:14PM


The biggest piece of #Azurite I've ever #stumbledupon. Literally. I tripped over it and fell. Mysterious random hand and rock pick from the ABQ Gem & Rock Club donated as a size comparison. Naciemento Mine, #NewMexico. #hiking #geology #geologyrocks #getoutside #neverstopexploring #rockhounding #gemsandminerals #rocksandminerals via Instagram http://ift.tt/2fqWAoL

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 14, 2017 at 09:42PM


Other #Hikers: "Pack only the Essentials" Me: ... #Hiking in #echoamphitheater. #NewMexico #tinydog #hikingwithdogs #throwbackthursday #tbt #unlikelyhikers #southwest #travel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2flRERI

Monday, September 11, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 11, 2017 at 06:32PM


#Found - #Hiking and #rockhounding in #NewMexico. This should polish up nicely. #geologyrocks #rocks #rocksandminerals #gemsandminerals #crystals #rocktumbling #rockcollecting #rockhound #blueskies #treasure via Instagram http://ift.tt/2jjAfxL

Photos from the Trail: September 11, 2017 at 08:55AM


The best time to go #rockhounding is right after a few decent rainstorms. Finding a bunch of new things I've never seen before. Like this. Have no clue what it is, but it's going in my #hiking pack! #lookatmyrock #whatAreThis #rockhound #gemsandminerals #geology #getoutside #thisiswhyihike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eRDI1s

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 10, 2017 at 10:32AM


It's not that I don't like people, it's that I tolerate #humanity in limited doses... I will literally go mad if I can't run away or separate myself from the world. Pepper tags along on my escapes from society because she knows my #Sundays are #STFU and #hike days. She also knows I'll leave her at home if she even mentions spreadsheets. #thisiswhyihike #hikeformentalhealth #hiking #getoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gTSB7G

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 09, 2017 at 03:53PM


#iMadeThis - My first #cabochon out of #rhyolite. I don't know what rhyolite is but I sound pretty smart saying it. #Lapidary classes by the #AGMCinfo (#abq Gem & Mineral Club). #handcrafted #handmade #gemsandminerals #crystals #albuquerque #jewelry #rocks #found #art via Instagram http://ift.tt/2gUxP7G

Photos from the Trail: September 09, 2017 at 12:42PM


Class is in session and guess what? I'm terrible, but persistent about this #Lapidary stuff. Hand-cabbing some of the toughest #rock out there. I'm #determined to master this #craft. #worstphotoever #imadethis #rhyolite #cabochon #handcut #handcrafted #gemsandminerals #gemstones #agmcinfo via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vM3Npl

Monday, September 4, 2017

Photos from the Trail: September 04, 2017 at 10:21AM


"New Mexico State Hide-And-Seek All-star Champion" Almost thought I saw #Sasquatch. #hiking #hike #unlikelyhikers #moo #cow #hideandseek #nature #monochrome via Instagram http://ift.tt/2iWrucL

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 30, 2017 at 10:24PM


"Do you like my hat?" - #TinyDog models the latest in #TeamCanon #Fashion while I play with my #brandspankingnew EF 18-135mm STM. #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS T7i. #chihuahua #chiweenie #dog #lovemydog #lovemycamera #doggosdoingthings via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wpUqNc

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 26, 2017 at 08:19PM


When you break out all your #camera gear and it storms during the whole eclipse. At least @slikusa Tripods & #TeamCanon got me looking good the #EpicEcplipseFail of #2017. #CanonEOS #ipulledoverforthis #CanonEF #CanonSelfie #photography #picsofpeopletakingpics #photosofpeopletakingphotos #selfie #neverstopexploring via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wRgp1S

Monday, August 21, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 21, 2017 at 07:33PM


"A Tempest & Totality" - Stop letting others take for granted or dismiss what's important. Life is lived in moments. #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 55-250 STM. #Albuquerque, #NewMexico #lifeislivedinmoments #astronomy #eclipse2017 #teamcanon #neverstopexploring #nature #sun #moon #clouds #nofilter #eclipse #dukecityigers #iamnewmexico #nmoutdoors #southwest #sky #storm via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wyJjnb

Photos from the Trail: August 21, 2017 at 05:48PM


"Hashtag #NBD" -Things that happened #onthisday: 1. There was a #solareclipse. 2. This is the #anniversary of me and @cheapgeek eloping. 3. I realized there will never be an eclipse on my wedding anniversary in my lifetime. Yep. 4. I just might be a halfway decent #photographer. I just need to convince everyone else. 5. Stop letting others take for granted or dismiss what's important to me. Life is lived in moments. #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 and EF 55-250 STM. #Albuquerque, #NewMexico #lifeislivedinmoments #astronomy #eclipse2017 #teamcanon #neverstopexploring #nature #sun #moon #clouds #nofilter via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vTlqGd

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 20, 2017 at 01:52PM


The other week I posted a cool rock find on my personal page and someone commented that my rocks looked like 💩. Dog poop to be specific. Well, don't judge a rock by it's exterior. A #septariannodule in the background and #calcite - #quartz #crystals concretions in the foreground. #rockhounds #gemsandminerals #rockcollecting #rockhounding #crystal via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wuhtbD

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 19, 2017 at 09:25PM


#Naciemento mime. Cuba, #NewMexico. This deadly #green #lake of many colors fosters the perfect environment for #Serpentine Nodules, #Auzurite balls and cool concretions with white and green crystals. Perfect #rockcollecting #fieldtrip care of the #Albuquerque Gem and Mineral club. #ipulledoverforthis #rockhound #rockhounding #travelnm #hikenm #blueskies #bluewater #dukecityigers #gemsandminerals #travel #roadtrip via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wdoii2

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 15, 2017 at 12:05PM


"It doesn't matter if you're tiny or tall, the whole world should be an #adventure" #TinyDog scaled a "mini" cliff face to perch on the #Sand Bluffs of El Malpais. #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 and EF 10-22mm. #FindYourPark #newmexico #southwest #neverstopexploring #hikingwithdogs #travelnm #travel #wanderlust #ezydog #doggosdoingthings #chihuahua #iamnewmexico #dukecityigers via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vYT0LR

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 12, 2017 at 10:00PM


#Help! Can any #rockhounds or #fossil experts tell me what I've found? It looks like a feathery worm but I'm clueless. Found in Rio Rancho (north of #ABQ #NewMexico). #rockhound #rockhounding #rockcollection #rockcollecting #gemsandminerals #rocks #paleontology #fossil #found via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vxB7RR

Friday, August 11, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 11, 2017 at 02:20PM


"I really need more pockets" -Im not trying being cute in this shot, I'm actually trying not to lose another #TeamCanon lens cap. I'm a nerd, a #camera #geek, #hiker and #dogmom. Sometimes, I'm a mechanic, an artist, or that person that always has gum. Women's clothing (especially #outdoor gear) needs more functional pockets. I'll get off my #soapbox now, even though it is upside down and 300 feet above! Look at that view tho'! #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 10-22mm. #unlikelyhikers #travelnewmexico #nmoutside #adventure #nature #blueskies #Hiking #selfie #outdoors #FindYourPark #neverstopexploring #cliffs #mountains #NewMexico #fatgirlshiking #girlswhohike via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vuclSh

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 09, 2017 at 08:26PM


"Don't look down Pepper!" -Me and #TinyDog at the cliff's edge. The #breathtaking #landscapes at the Sandstone Bluffs are worth a little danger, 😜. #Hiking lEl Malpais National Recreation Area. Grants, #NewMexico. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS SL1 and EF 10-22mm. #FindYourPark #neverstopexploring #adventure #unlikelyhikers #explore #nature #travelnewmexico #newmexicotrue #southwest #selfie #hikingwithdogs via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vo1tFv

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 08, 2017 at 08:39PM


"It's all about #perspective" - #TinyDog got grumpy and became a #terribletourist on our #roadtrip to El Malpais National Monument. She cheered up after some #hiking. #mymiserabledogatbeautifulplaces #liveloverescue #hikingwithdogs #doggosdoingthings via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vLKwHx

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 06, 2017 at 02:56PM


When the #adventure is so #breathtaking, #nofilter is needed. El Malpais in Grants, #NewMexico. #CanonEOS with the SL1 & my battered but #beloved EF 10-22mm. #neverstopexploring #travelnewmexico #travel #explore #newmexicotrue #dukecityigers #unlikelyhikers #hiking #blueskies #southwest #wanderlust #FindYourPark #NationalPark #roadtrip via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wkmgde

Friday, August 4, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 04, 2017 at 07:32PM


#photobomb by #mymiserabledoginbeautifulplaces -When you spend several minutes setting up your #CanonEOS SL1 for that #perfect #landscape shot, and suddenly a "thunder boom" causes your #dog to start running towards you. The #newmexicoskies quickly turned gray and we piled into the van for our next #adventure. El Malpais National Recreation Area, #NewMexico. #neverstopexploring #TeamCanon #canonfanphoto #hiking #hikingdogsofinstagram #mymiserabledogatbeautifulplaces #travel #travelnewmexico #dukecityigers #roadtrip #getoutside #nature #FindYourPark #doggosdoingthings #southwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2vyJu1k

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 02, 2017 at 09:42PM


"Solitary Oblivion" -sitting on the very edge of the Sand Bluffs. El Malpais in Grants, #NewMexico. #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 and EF 10-22mm. #blueskies #offthebeatenpath are #newmexicotrue. #hiking #neverstopexploring #adventure #TeamCanon #unlikelyhikers #travelnewmexico #dukecityigers #nature #tree #southwest #wanderlust #explore #findyourpark via Instagram http://ift.tt/2wnAMA5

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Photos from the Trail: August 01, 2017 at 08:05AM


"Swallowed by Fog" -Looking over the Sand Bluffs at El Malpais and I can barely see Ramah or Grants. On a clear day you can almost see the other side of the #NationalPark. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 10-22mm. #findyourpark #NewMexico #newmexicotrue #hiking #unlikelyhikers #landscape #southwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uUHHBk

Monday, July 31, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 31, 2017 at 07:40AM


#photobomb by #TinyDog. Trying to take an amazing #landscape shot when the little #pupper stuck her head into frame. Sand Bluffs at El Malpais and the fractured lava field below. #TeamCanon with the #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 10-20mm. #FindYourPark #newmexicotrue #unlikelyhikers #travelnewmexico #neverstopexploring #getoutside #hikingdogsofinstagram #chihuahua #NewMexico #southwest #canonfanphoto #hiking #itsamazingoutthere via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uQqSrc

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 30, 2017 at 09:25AM


#Iridescent #Garnet from the San Pedro Mine, on the Frank Baca Ranch. Rare and possibly last chance to #rockhound in that area. Red-Orange, Brown, Black and Silver specimens. #gems #gemsandminerals #rockcollection #rockhounding #crystals #nature #crystallove via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uOcik8

Friday, July 28, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 28, 2017 at 06:22PM


#Hiking. #Squad. #Goals. #Benchmark in the El Malpais NCA with #TinyDog. #FindYourPark #newmexicotrue #unlikelyhikers #travelnewmexico #neverstopexploring #getoutside #hikingdogsofinstagram #tinyfeet #NewMexico #southwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2eVzn0d

Photos from the Trail: July 28, 2017 at 11:53AM


The return of #MyMiserableDogInBeautifulPlaces! - On a #Roadtrip with Bender Oak, took him to the #historic #Route66 Rio Puerco Bridge. #instatravel #insearchofquirk #ipulledoverforthis #selfie #travelnewmexico #Canoneos #TeamCanon #nomad #ontheroad #Blueskies #NewMexico #travel #dog #dogsofinstagram #havedogswilltravel via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tQrXlF

Monday, July 24, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 24, 2017 at 08:21PM


#MicroMinerals -Lots of damage in my last photo just for some tiny, but amazing #crystals & green #garnet. The rarely accessed Baca Mine, #NewMexico. #gemstones #quartz #rock #rockcollecting #rockhound #rockhounding #macrophotography #canon via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uUfKMa

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 22, 2017 at 03:44PM


When you're a #badass and have to #hike all the way back to the truck for #firstaid. At the Baca Mines #rockhounding...Tried to steady myself, slipped, then Me and a boulder covered in sharp garnet crystals rolled about 20 feet. #justafleshwound #tisbutascratch #doigetalollipop #hiking #sothishappened via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uTZMCi

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 19, 2017 at 08:00PM


Monsoon season has finally started in #NewMexico, which means we might actually get some blooms. #Findyourpark with #TeamCanon - #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 55-250 STM lens. #hiking #hikenm #dukecityigers #CanonFanPhoto #flowers #cactus #cactusblooms #nature #neverstopexploring #getoutside #fresh #newmexicotrue #girlswhohike #explore #southwest #igsouthwest via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ts4hnm

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 15, 2017 at 09:22PM


"Loading the Barrel" #WorkInProgress -trying to stack and polish all my #petrifiedwood spears for pendants in my #rocktumbler. #rocktumbling #rockcollecting #rockhound #rockhunting #crystals #gemsandminerals #craft #depthoffield via Instagram http://ift.tt/2urdZpt

Photos from the Trail: July 15, 2017 at 10:00AM


#Blueskies and #Adventure ahead. #ipulledoverforthis via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tVjhJ9

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dogs Hiking? Dogs...in a photo contest?

So....

Bender Oak and Pepper Willow have entered a photo contest.  It would be awesome if you guys helped them out and cast a vote for them.  It's a local news contest and we'd love it if the dogs won for just being their happy selves on the trails.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 09, 2017 at 07:28PM


#EchoAmphitheater in northern #NewMexico. Super hot & #sunnyday in the #landofenchantment. #unlikelyhikers #offthebeatenpath #hiking #neverstopexploring #getoutside #travelnewmexico #nmoutside #hikingselfie #selfie #Blueskies via Instagram http://ift.tt/2u7Rdnj