The original goal of this web site was to describe day hikes in the Albuquerque area. There are many great guides to local hikes, but my own list includes a few additional options. To see the hikes, click on the "Hikes" tab in the navigation bar. I'll also include a few ideas about hiking practices and gear in the desert Southwest, under the "Hiking Skills" tab or at times as a blog. 


This web site looks better on a large screen. Since I'm from the stone age of computer use, that's how I think and design. Apologies to all those who access the web site via their smart phone.


In 2015 I started a YouTube channel. In the past few years, due to advancing age, I've spent less time walking and more time stopping to take pictures. In 2017 I started separate pages of nature photos, which you can find by clicking on one of the tabs at the top. In 2021 I started a Pinterest page to highlight a few of my nature photos, and in 2023 I started an Instagram page for the same purpose. 


If you're looking for downloadable larger-format images, I have two pages of those: one for 2013–2022 images and another for 2023 images.


If you'd like to contact me, you'll find a tab for that at the top. 


Valle Seco, pine forest and meadow, Valles Caldera National Preserve, Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos, New Mexico
Valle Seco in Valles Caldera National Preserve