Tuberculosis, a murdered hermit, and an enjoyable loop hike make for a memorable morning at Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
The Chihuahuan Desert is home to petroglyphs, lava flows, and one very famous bear, all of which enlivened the drive from north central to south central New Mexico.
For millennia, people have felt the pull of Frijoles Canyon, now part of Bandelier National Monument. I’m no different.
Landing in New Mexico, the altitude change wreaked havoc on me. But the lure of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument was too tempting to resist.
Two years ago, a trip to the redwoods helped me change the course of my life. Revisiting in 2018, we marked a different milestone.