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Heading For Truchas Lakes
truchas peaks

This article originally appeared in 2009 Heading For Truchas Lakes This ledge was narrow, dark and steep….hhmmm wonder what poem that snippet comes from. It does seem to fit the situation. I’m standing on what I think is probably the northern edge of the Truchas Peaks ridge. I headed up a tiny saddle south of North Truchas Peak. Middle and North Truchas Peaks are starring right at me, I’ll need to cross over and down to Truchas Lakes before I’ll … Read More

Santa Fe Things to Do | Where to Go For Outdoor Activities
rocky outcropping in the Sangre de Cristo mountains

Winter is just around the corner, but the weather is gorgeous right now. These mild but warm temps are sure to give way to winter soon, so now is the time to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory.  Surrounding Santa Fe are myriad outdoor activities available on the extensive BLM lands and national forests waiting to be explored.  Whatever your interests, these beautifully dramatic and diverse landscapes will satisfy your appetite for wide open spaces.  Here is a sampling: … Read More

Climbing Truchas Peak in the Pecos Wilderness
truchas peaks

I don’t remember exactly when Truchas Peak first got its hooks in me, just that it was early in my life. On frequent trips to Taos, I remember begging my father from the backseat to take the highroad home to Santa Fe, especially in winter, so I could stare at the peak bathing in the pink last rays of daylight. I also remember learning that trucha meant trout in Spanish, and, being a trout geek, I thought it the coolest … Read More

ABQ International BALLOON FIESTA 2021

@ Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

For nine days in October, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® creates an enchanted world of special-shaped balloon rodeos, twilight balloon…