Hike inside Capulin Crater
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Hike inside Capulin Crater

Ever wanted to venture into the crater of a volcano?  In Northeast New Mexico, you can do just that in Capulin Volcano National Monument. Capulin is in the heart of the 8,000-square-mile Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field.  Capulin Volcano rises more than 1,300 feet above the shortgrass prairie.  The first time I saw it was at sunset … Continue reading

Hike to Fortynine Palms Oasis
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Hike to Fortynine Palms Oasis

Joshua trees are known for their spiky leafed, branches reaching for the heavens are ubiquitous in most of Joshua Tree National Park, but not on this trail.  The elevation is too low for the yuccas (Joshua trees don’t have rings so they are not really trees).  Instead, you’ll find palm trees in this secluded oasis … Continue reading

Exploring Buffalo Bayou Park
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Exploring Buffalo Bayou Park

On a beautiful Sunday morning, I headed out to explore one of Houston’s green spaces – Buffalo Bayou Park.  With miles of paved trails, it’s a popular walking, running, and biking spot.  I headed out early on this urban adventure to beat the heat and the crowds. Buffalo Bayou Park is a ten-mile stretch from … Continue reading

La Bufadora
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La Bufadora

I’m taking you to a blowhole.  I know – you just say, “What?!?!”  La Bufadora is a marine geyser on the Punta Banda Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico.  My friend Kat and I ventured out from Ensenada on a beautiful Saturday morning.  She knows the area so I just got to sit back and take … Continue reading