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Late last year we took my daughter and her cousins to the famous Carlsbad Caverns. We rented the electronic audio tour and opted to follow the natural entrance into the caves. We passed by the amphitheater seating where visitors can sit to watch the bats emerge from the cave at dusk. The bat flight program is open Memorial Day through mid-October. Don’t expect to come and get pictures of the bats…no cameras are allowed during bat flight. Having come

After hitting the slopes this last week I realized just how out of shape my legs are. By the end of the first day my legs felt like noodles. And it doesn’t help that Taos is close to 80% moguls most of the time. If I am going to survive my March ski trip I am going to have to build up my quadriceps among other muscles in my legs. I have been looking around for some good ski

I experienced a full day of Taos skiing today. We started out the day with some light powder which quickly became choppy before lunch. We had light snow showers on and off the whole day. Clouds would come in and dance with the mountain, sometimes limiting visibility, but mostly creating spectacular views. The valley is beautiful. I look forward to another full day of skiing.    Kachina Peak (12,481 feet) and Wheeler (13,167 feet) in the backgroundI spent most of the day

Arrived at Taos Ski Valley today. It was too dark to get any good photos by the time we arrived. But I did snap this one of a 20+ foot wall of snow outside our condo. I hope to get the chance to post tomorrow night with some better photos and maybe a story or two. Until then.

Taos Ski Valley from 15,000 feet. Photo credit: Pedro's South of the BorderI am leaving tomorrow to go up to Taos Ski Valley for a few days. I hope to have some pictures to share once I return. Until then…I will say thank you for reading.Click Here for more info on Taos Ski Valley

I received the March (??) issue of Backpacker Magazine yesterday in the mail. A Featured article titled Ultimate Rockies by Steve Howe highlights 14 Rocky Mountain weekend and weeklong trips in the heart of the country. Two specific trips caught my eye due to their close proximity (relative) to West Texas.The first was Wheeler Peak, the highest in NM at 13,161 feet. Wheeler has a 16 mile out and back summit with an elevation gain of 3,800 feet. The