Category Archives: Hiking

LINCOLN NATIONAL FOREST TRAILS BOOK

When we wanted to wander the Lincoln National Forest in southern New Mexico, we went to the Sacramento Ranger Station in Cloudcroft and bought this paperback book.  It’s a little out of date.  Later, I found more data online by … Continue reading

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TRAINING A DOG FOR HIKING AND TRAVEL

We love dogs and don’t ever see ourselves dogless.  HappyDog recently celebrated her 8th birthday.  DotDog follows at seven.  They are starting to get tired when we hike and get stiff after resting.  It works out well for us because … Continue reading

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HIKING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE TRAIL

Aw, heck no.  Not me. I don’t have the body or spirit to walk 3100 miles from Mexico to Canada.  My hats off to anyone who can. I didn’t realize how cool a one second clip from each day along … Continue reading

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NEW WAIST PACK, JAN. 2018

I’d already tossed my old waist pack once when a big zipper quit working.  I tossed it under the bed.  Two weeks later I took it back out.  Hiking without it was like walking without my best friend.  Very uncomfortable.  … Continue reading

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VIEWING TRAIL PROFILES

With knees that don’t bend as well as they used to and air that seems to get thinner the older we get, we’ve started to pay closer attention to altitude when hiking. This site is awesome.  A GPX file viewer.  … Continue reading

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USING GOOGLE EARTH TO PRE-WALK A TRAIL

Got a question for ya.  What’s sandwiched between Purgatory Canyon and Deadman Canyon?  Answer — the trail Margo wants to take. Our next hike should get us to the the intersection of T104 and T103 (orange dot).  From there we … Continue reading

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PUTTING GPX FILES INTO MY FREE OSMAND APP

As we trekked the Alamo Canyon Trail east of Alamogordo, NM, I monitored my little handheld Garmin GPSMap60s.  The GPS trail said we were NOT to go down into the dry creek bed but a book on the subject said … Continue reading

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