Taos Valley Overlook

Onward, Etc.

Rio Pueblo gorge

Looking north over the Rio Pueblo gorge, 2-10-2018

No, I haven’t been posting much lately. But that doesn’t mean there’s not a lot going on in between my ears and in my heart. I haven’t written much off-site, either. This is tricky to explain and I doubt I will, but rest assured the trends are positive. I’ll tell you a little story, though… [...]

Taos mountains

Photo from May 3rd this year

This is where we walk. Taos Valley Overlook is 2,581 acres (about four square miles) of sagebrush, piñon, junipers, rocks, arroyos, mesas, and cliffs. Today we walked almost three miles and only encountered a couple of cyclists. It takes about ten minutes to get here from where we live. One could do worse!

Navigating

Taos Valley Overlook scene

That’s Lobo Peak in the distance. I want to hike up there soon.

Oh, it’s hard sometimes, knowing which way to go. My sister just had an operation on her trachea to manage a cancer scare. She’s in a hospital in Dallas and doing fine, but I’ve lost one sister already to liver cancer, and this makes me stumble. My wife will need a troubling operation on her [...]

Across the Rio Pueblo

View from the cliff at Taos Valley Overlook

You can tell I’m at the edge of a steep slope by the way the trees go down

There’s actually a gorge between those cliffs and where I stood to take this shot. The Rio Pueblo runs at the bottom of it flowing toward the left, where it joins up with the Rio Grande and its even larger gorge beyond. This means that everything you see is Taos Pueblo land. The cliffs, the [...]

Irrational Joy

desert flower

What a world

Some days you just can’t and that’s all right. I wasn’t going to walk because of all the wet snow since Friday, but there was such a strange, positive energy in the air, I had to get out and move my body. I drove out to Taos Valley Overlook and took a different trail I [...]

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