Nambe Lake

Nambe Lake

During the long hot New Mexico summer we were beginning to feel the need to see a sizeable body of water. New Mexico has the least amount of water area (0.7%) of all US States, your random fact of the day. We had heard great things about Nambe Lake a lush alpine lake in the […]

Cactus along the La Luz Trail

La Luz Trail

Every month or so since moving to Albuquerque, we’ve heard mentions of “the hike” to do in Albuquerque, with that hike being the La Luz Trail. We’ve wanted to hike it every weekend since we moved here but somehow life got in the way. Finally, with some planning in advance, that day came and we […]

Boynton Canyon overlook

Boynton Canyon

For our last hike in Sedona we decided on something a bit longer (7 miles) and something with a more shade as the temperatures were getting warmer after the unseasonably cool weather from the previous two days. We chose Boynton Canyon based on advice from the very knowledgable staff at the Hike House in Sedona. […]

The view along the trail at Cathedral Rock

Cathedral Rock

For our 2nd hike in Sedona we chose Cathedral Rock which treats hikers to some killer views of the red rock formations just south of Sedona in the Oak Creek area. The hike was just what we looking for relatively flat for the pup and a constant stream of views of the famous red rocks […]

Waterfall along Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail

Our trip to Hawaii included many grand plans to hike all around Maui but we were thwarted by a combination of bad weather (Haleakala) and cleanup from the remnants Hurricane Iselle that swept through Maui back in August 2014. Our original plan was to hike the forests in Polipoli State Park. Unfortunately the entire set […]