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

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 04, 2017 at 02:44PM


"Tune Out the Noise" - I've #found a lot of #weird stuff in the #desert, and that's just the distraction I need right now. #hiking #NewMexico #southwest #dukecityigers #blueskies #abandoned #neverstopexploring via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tO0II9

Photos from the Trail: July 04, 2017 at 10:57AM


2nd Edit- #Creepy Discovery in the vast expanse of the Ojito #Wilderness. Out of all the places, the one #TeamCanon decides to #explore has a #haunted crow #shrine at it. #NewMexico is an ethereal land of #mystery. #canonfanphoto set with the #CanonEos SL1 & EF 55-250 STM. #neverstopexploring #dukecityigers #Found #abandonedplaces #secret #hiking #hikenm #skulls #skull #blackandwhite #abandoned_junkies #supernatural via Instagram http://ift.tt/2smLZzA

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Photos from the Trail: July 01, 2017 at 11:40AM


#Rockhounding with my little #rockhound. #TinyDog hitches a ride at the end of our #hiking adventure as it's getting a bit too hot out here. And that's fine with me, I'm happy to burn those extra calories. Now where did I park the truck? #fitfat #unlikelyhikers #petrifiedwood #hikingdogsofinstagram #fitness via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sd5wm1

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 28, 2017 at 09:45AM


#goodmorning - 3.55 miles and sand and plantar fasciitis. Also, someone please call the mayor immediately and outlaw HILLS. Wth is wrong with me? I'm gonna have to wrap my foot now. I need to get back to my 8 miles/day. #fitnessgoals #Fitness #fitfat #unlikelyhikers #NewMexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2smkOnG

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 22, 2017 at 07:52AM


#ThrowbackThursday - Echo Amphitheatre in #NewMexico. In the #landofenchantment, scientific #phenomenon and eerie mythology #coexist. #blueskies #LensFlare #hiking #neverstopexploring #getoutside #travelnewmexico #nmoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2su4UuL

Monday, June 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 19, 2017 at 08:53PM


#EchoAmphitheater in northern #NewMexico. Super hot & #sunnyday in the #landofenchantment. #hiking #neverstopexploring #getoutside #travelnewmexico #nmoutside via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rPw63D

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 18, 2017 at 08:08AM


"Tie Dye and Sky" - #EchoAmphitheater is a natural amphitheatre located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico. As you drive into the day use area you're surrounded by painted rocks (shown) and hardy scrub trees. #nofilter #hiking #unlikelyhikers #newmexicotrue #purenewmexico #newmexico_igers #travelnewmexico #dukecityigers #travel #505 #abqphotos #outdoors #neverstopexploring #ipulledoverforthis #getoutside #secretplaces #nature #nomad #newmexicoskies #blueskies #clouds via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sLZ4FM

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 15, 2017 at 06:53PM


"LookOut" -Our thoughts are with #NewMexico Forest Rangers & Firefighters fighting the #CajeteFire right now. We cautioned about #firesafety earlier this week 😢😦😭. Here's Bender and Pepper exploring a burn scar area of the #jemeznationalforest. #CanonFanPhoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 and EF 28mm. #onlyyoucanpreventforestfires #nmnomad #unlikelyhikers #hikingdogsofinstagram #nmoutside #findyourpark #hiking #nature #dukecityigers via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sguqlg

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 13, 2017 at 08:12PM


#onlyyoucanpreventforestfires -#TinyDog Pepper lending a paw to #SmokeyTheBear this summer. She walked right up to this camp firepit and donated some liquid lady business. There were 30 unattended fires (including smoldering campsites) in the #Jemez Forest last Memorial Day. Pepper kindly asks you all to not burn down her #forest, ya jerks. #findyourpark #hikingdogsofinstagram #campingwithdogs #neverstopexploring #unlikelyhikers #chihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram via Instagram http://ift.tt/2s8HdWQ

Monday, June 12, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 12, 2017 at 09:44PM


"The Long way Down" - was #rockscrambling a cliff in the Jemez Forest & Scenic Byway when I spotted this sight below me. Looks like it drove right off the cliff I was climbing. 70-ish foot drop plus pretty rocky terrain below. Impromptu shot with my #Canoneos SL1 off the edge & between the rocks because I'm pretty sure it's a crime scene, plus some guy scared me off. #neverstopexploring #Found #crimescene #abandoned #wrecked via Instagram http://ift.tt/2s4Fvpo

Photos from the Trail: June 12, 2017 at 10:54AM


"A Polished Turd" -Literally... #SneakPeek at a polished #Coprolite (well that's what the experts told me). Drilled some holes and made a pendant from something I #found while #hiking! Wearable #Dinosaur #Poop! #imadethis #handmade #gemsandminerals via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sl7Cnx

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 11, 2017 at 02:43PM


#petrifiedwood slice found on my little #rockhounding #hike. I love how this one looks like a chunk of wood. #gemsandminerals #rockhound #rockcollecting #NewMexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rfmHXs

Photos from the Trail: June 11, 2017 at 11:58AM


1.3 miles -It got too hot, too early today. Which sucked for me, but definitely sucked for #TinyDog who always #hikes in a black fur coat. She drank 1/2 a bottle of water (that's alot!) and I dumped the rest on her. I have an #ospreypacks full of water and rocks, and a 5 gal bucket full of petrified wood but I'm still Carrying her the last mile to the car so she doesn't get heat exhaustion 😥🤕😫. Stay cool, stay hydrated, and try to get your dog hikes done b4 it hits above 85* degrees. #hikingwithdogs #fatgirlshiking #unlikelyhikers #hiking #NewMexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2sReVQR

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 10, 2017 at 06:07PM


"Concentric" -My cool little #saturday #rockhounding find. I say it's an #agate of some sort, @cheapgeek thinks it's a #geode. #rockhound #gemsandminerals #rockcollecting via Instagram http://ift.tt/2s9STuv

Friday, June 9, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 09, 2017 at 09:25AM


Smiling because I'm pretty sure I just stepped in bear poop. #Wandering around in #Sasquatch territory in the Jemez. #unlikelyhikers #hikenewmexico #selfie #hikingselfie via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rIUZkl

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 04, 2017 at 10:13AM


#FollowMeTo -the tops of the tallest trees and the belly of the deepest valleys. Bender Oak & me doing our best Murad Osmann impression while #hiking the #cliffs of #Jemez National Forest. #neverstopexploring #NewMexico with my furry #BFF. . . . #dog #travel #adventure #unlikelyhikers #findyourpark #mountains #landscape #campingwithdogs #hikingwithdogs #nature via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rTbprQ

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Photos from the Trail: June 01, 2017 at 08:00PM


#Messyhair #LensFlare #DontCare. Sometimes this little cellphone #camera surprises me. Not too bad for a backlit #selfie. #hiking the #RioPuerco #likeaboss. And by boss I mean I'm a dummy, my real camera is in my #osprey backpack along with my desert rock hunting tools. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qHqWLi

Photos from the Trail: June 01, 2017 at 03:27PM


I need #rockhound help? I was #rockcollecting at my usual #petrifiedwood location in Rio Rancho ( #NewMexico ) this #weekend when I found these two rocks. The one piece has little brown streaks like icicles inside it, and goes down to an almost translucent gray-purple. I don't know what it is, but I'm in love with it. Anyone want to give me a clue? The smaller piece in the corner just has the little brown icicle lines in it. #rockhounding #gemsandminerals #geology #geologyrocks #crystal #Found #TBT via Instagram http://ift.tt/2su3tJY

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 31, 2017 at 09:46AM


When you realize just how much #petrifiedwood you have, and figure you should probably start selling it or doing something with it all. Pretty sure I have like 8 different types just on this table. #rockhound #rockhounding #rockcollecting #rockcollection #wood #jasper #forsale #gemsandminerals #minerals #collection #NewMexico #505 via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qFUPGW

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 28, 2017 at 06:31PM


"Hey Omi, what did you do #memorialday #weekend?" -Well, I didn't drive around, that's fo' sho. #Chevy #Trailblazer getting new struts. All freaking day just to get the driver side done. #DIY #repair sucks. #hadtobedone #auto #trucks #blackandwhite #ugh #mallrated via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qquwcm

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 27, 2017 at 02:05PM


When it's so #hot outside your #hiking buddy has RDF ("resting disgustipated face") and the sun has burned your eyebrows off. Hiding in the shade for a much needed break. #unlikelyhikers #hikenm via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r7DNmF

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 24, 2017 at 07:02AM


Surprised by all the #desert #cactus #flowers still blooming in #NewMexico. #hiking via Instagram http://ift.tt/2rTTL2W

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 21, 2017 at 12:09PM


"It's not where you're going, it's whose with you along the way" - My big doggo, Bender Oak, hasn't been hiking with me lately...In his older age he's just too freaked out with all the coyotes he smells in the foothills (such a cautious, grumpy old man he's turned into)...So today I drove us to the suburbs and we played Pokemon Go for our #weekend #walkies. This is him annoyed with me putting a camera in his face. Again. #doggosdoingthings #blackandtan #liveloverescue via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r6n1HC

Friday, May 19, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 19, 2017 at 06:16PM


"Hidden Monuments" - #secretplaces never stay #secrets for long. Recently found out a locals #hangout, "The Dirt" was sold off & due to several bad apples, access is now restricted. The area is full of weird #hoodoos (pictured) that put part of #bistibadlands to shame, as well as old ruins, petroglyphs, amazing #hiking and so much more. Met the new security team this #weekend, learned the private owner is struggling with all the vandalism, trash dumping and people trying to get mineral rights to his land. Really feel for the owner. This was my last day out here. #RespectTheLand people, #leavenotrace. #canonfanphoto with the #Canoneos SL1 & EF 10-22mm. #monochrome #sepia via Instagram http://ift.tt/2pUH9MH

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 18, 2017 at 02:40PM


"Catch me in the details" - #canonfanphoto with the #CanonEOS SL1 & EF 28mm. #NewMexico #dandelion. #macrophotography via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qwh8Sw

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 17, 2017 at 09:50AM


"Day II: My steed is quite stubborn and mumbles terribly" - #TinyDog Pepper gets a 1.5 mile ride back to the truck after #exploring the mesa west of Rio Rancho. #hiking #unlikelyhikers #hikingwithdogs via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qwvDUK

Friday, May 12, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 12, 2017 at 02:41PM


#furryfriendfriday - #TinyDog Pepper #exploring the desert hoodoos with me. #canonfanphoto with the #Canoneos SL1 and EF 28mm. #unlikelyhikers #hikingdogsofinstagram #campingwithdogs #NewMexico via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qemr7i

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 11, 2017 at 02:12PM


"Land of the rising Sun" - #secretplaces never stay #secrets for long. Recently found out a locals #hangout, "The Dirt" was sold off & due to several bad apples, access is now restricted. The area is full of weird #hoodoos (pictured) that put part of #bistibadlands to shame, as well as old ruins, petroglyphs, amazing #hiking and so much more. Met the new security team this #weekend, learned the private owner is struggling with all the vandalism, trash dumping and people trying to get mineral rights to his land. Really feel for the owner. This was my last day out here. #RespectTheLand people, #leavenotrace. #canonfanphoto with the #Canoneos SL1 & EF 10-22mm. #NewMexico #Blueskies via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ppztBX

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 10, 2017 at 12:45PM


"Last night in Neverland" - #secretplaces never stay #secrets for long. Recently found out a locals #hangout, "The Dirt" was sold off & due to several bad apples, access is now restricted. The area is full of weird #hoodoos (pictured) that put part of #bistibadlands to shame, as well as old ruins, petroglyphs, amazing #hiking and so much more. Met the new security team this #weekend, learned the private owner is struggling with all the vandalism, trash dumping and people trying to get mineral rights to his land. Really feel for the owner. This was my last day out here. #RespectTheLand people, #leavenotrace. #canonfanphoto with the #Canoneos SL1 & EF 10-22mm. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2r0Zy6m

Monday, May 8, 2017

Photos from the Trail: May 08, 2017 at 06:34PM


"Last night in Neverland" - #secretplaces never stay #secrets for long. Recently found out a locals #hangout, "The Dirt" was sold off & due to several bad apples, access is now restricted. The area is full of weird #hoodoos (pictured) that put part of #bistibadlands to shame, as well as old ruins, petroglyphs amazing #hiking and so much more. Met the new security team this #weekend, learned the private owner is struggling with all the vandalism, trash dumping and people trying to get mineral rights to his land. Really feel for the owner. This was my last day out here. #RespectTheLand people, #leavenotrace. via Instagram http://ift.tt/2qUuVAr