Mt. Hood during the total solar eclipse.
Trip reports


We had eclipse plans. Then we didn’t. And then we did. A tale of enthusiasm, hesitation, dithering, serendipity, and fulfillment.

Santa Fe Plaza

Following the Santa Fe Trail: Cimarron Branch to Santa Fe

You’re on the Santa Fe Trail and you have a choice: one route is shorter, but water is scarce and the road is vulnerable to Indian attack; the other is longer and safer, but you’ve got to get your wagons over some serious mountains. Welcome to the Cimarron and Mountain branches of the Santa Fe Trail.