From Buena Vista, CO I headed south on Hwy 285 to Albuquerque, NM for the Balloon Fiesta. Attending the Fiesta has been on my bucket list for several years. Sales of RV camping passes begin the week after the fiesta ends; and they sell out quickly. Read More

Buena Vista, Colorado

Lost Lake Trail

I wanted to stay in Buena Vista awhile longer to visit with my friends, who workamp at an RV park there. We did a few hikes and other stuff. There is a very pretty trail near Cottonwood Pass that Joyce and I hiked three times. Read More

Colorado July 2019

On July 9, I traveled to Westcliffe for the annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival. This lovely small town is situated in the beautiful Wet Mountain Valley. The valley is between the Wet Mountains to the east and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west.  Read More

Colorado Summer

From Mexican Hat, Utah I made my way to southwestern Colorado, spending time in the Durango-Pagosa Springs and Creede areas. I was in Pagosa Springs to attend the Pagosa Folk & Bluegrass Festival. Read More

The area around Mexican Hat and Bluff, Utah has so many scenic and cultural areas to explore. I’ll share some photos from a couple other areas I visited while here. Read More

Exploring Mexican Hat, UT Area

After an enjoyable few days in Canyon de Chelly, I left on Sunday, May 19. Having spent the last six months in Arizona, I am bound for southeastern Utah around the town of Mexican Hat. Read More

On Thursday, May 16, I left Petrified National Forest and drove roughly 100 miles to Canyon de Chelly National Monument, located just east of Chinle, AZ. The park is located on the Navajo Nation and is managed cooperatively by the Navajo Nation and National Park Service. The park encompasses roughly 84,000 acres in three canyons – Del Muerto, de Chelly, and Monument. People have lived in the canyons going back 5,000 years; some 2,400 archeological sites have been identified. About 40 Navajo families presently live in the canyons. Read More

On Monday, May 6th, I left Sierra Vista to begin the journey north through Arizona. My plan was to travel north past Phoenix to Payson, continuing east on Hwy 260 over the Mogollon Rim and to Petrified Forest National Park. Read More

Southeastern Arizona Birding

Chiricahua Mountains, Portal AZ

From the Dragoon Mountains, I traveled around the north end of the Chiricahua Mountains to the community of Portal, AZ on the east side. This is the location of Cave Creek/South Fork Canyon, which is one of the premier birding areas in the country during spring migration. April and May are the peak months. Read More

Dragoon Mountains

In late March I left the Tucson area. I enjoyed Tucson and the festivals, films, etc. But I was ready to leave the city for quieter places. I had briefly visited the Dragoon Mountains in October when I was in Sierra Vista. I plan to spend several weeks in southeast Arizona exploring some of the mountain ranges. Read More