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A Weekend of Animal Discoveries & Rough Roads

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in blog, Hiking Adventures | 2 comments

Wow, what a weekend! We did both a local hike and a far away rockhounding trip.

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Making it up Radio Tower Road

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in blog, Hiking Adventures | 1 comment

Awhile back, someone told us about abandoned gold mines and huge quartz crystals near Radio Tower Road, in Pinos Altos. Having only our Honda Fit at the time, we parked at the bottom, where it met Highway 15, and walked in really far. The road just kept going and going! During that visit, we came across one pile of mine tailings, collected some neat specimens and trekked back. Yesterday, we tried again....this time with the Rav4.

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And Behind Curtain Number 2…A New Car!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in blog, Featured, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 2 comments

Why we have been Looking for a New Car: Our 2008 Honda Fit is pretty awesome. Not only does it have the nice looking sport package, but it gets awesome gas mileage.

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Spontaneous Trip to Morenci, Arizona

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in blog, Hiking Adventures, Travel | 0 comments

Sunday morning, while enjoying my morning coffee outside, I was struck with the inspiration to drive through Mule Creek and visit Morenci, Arizona. Not having been there yet, I thought it sounded like an excellent adventure.

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Continuing on the Continental Divide Trail off Hwy 90 S

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in blog, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 0 comments

We went on an extended hike this past weekend.  Craving the comfortable sandy path of the Continental Divide Trail off Highway 90 South, we decided to go back there and hike further in.

The trail climbed quite a bit and became increasingly rocky.  Trooper had to be dragged for most of the way up but he came down at a decent pace.

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Gomez Peak, a Race to Sunset

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in blog, Hiking Adventures, Silver City | 0 comments

We decided, on the spur of the moment, to go on a hike after work.  We arrived at the Gomez Peak parking lot around 5:20pm and immediately set off up the hill.  We paused not at all to look at a trail map or to confirm if the gate would stay open late enough.  And we had the dog team.

We have hiked around the Little Walnut/Gomez area a lot ? most of our early photos before we started building took place in the parts of the Gila forest that we accessed on these trails.  But we had never Continue Reading...

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Bear Creek Rd & Attaching the Casings

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in blog, Building, Hiking Adventures | 2 comments

We had a super productive Sunday!  We went grocery shopping, made bacon and chili for the week, cleaned the bathroom, shimmed & spray-foamed the windows, brushed the dogs and went on a big hike.  yee-ha!

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