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Chiricahaw Rites of Passage

The Plains Indians “Rites of Passage” involves a wilderness experience or “Vision Quest” in preparation for the world.  This is a story about 10 teenage delinquent girls that were required to participate in a similar ritual through a 10-day backpacking trip in the Chiricahaw Mountains of Southern Arizona, however, these girls were more streetwise than […]

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Canyoneering In Arizona’s Best Kept Secret

  If you love exploring country off the beaten path, consider this little known area.  Rondeho Canyon hides among the sage and sand, but it still has a sense of purpose.  Murals of petraglyphs etched into red sandstone cliffs tell their stories of the ancient ones.  A single dusty trail meanders below a small canyon […]

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Take to the High Road -RVing in New Mexico

Summer is almost here and New Mexico has so much to offer for the RV enthusiast and outdoors person. The Rocky Mountains spans almost the entire west side of thes state. If you love hiking, trail riding, kayaking, hot mineral springs, birding, hot air ballooning, breathtaking landscapes, art, music and dance as well as the […]

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CatWalk on the Wild Side

Who would have guessed that in an arid southwestern area there is a free flowing creek that has shores hugged by sycamores, oaks and abundant wildlife such as bighorn sheep, mule deer and exotic bird life? Five miles northeast from the small town of Glenwood, New Mexico is a road that leads to the mouth […]

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Review of Life in Los Sauces

Life in Los Sauces Written by Olivama Salazar de Valdez and Dolores Valdez de Pong Adobe Village Press in Monte Vista, CO, 2005 ISBN: 0-9644056-9-5 $19.95, 273pp Here is a small village that I bet not too many people have heard of- Los Sauces, Colorado.  Reading the book, Life in Los Sauces was enlightening, in […]

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The Journey Began In Arizona

Hello and Welcome! I invite you to join me as I journey through the four states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The American southwest is very sacred and special to me.  I seem drawn to this part of the country and have derived so much pleasure in exploring the wilderness and serenity that […]

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