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Growing up in North Texas, swimming meant backyard pools and the Lazy River at Wet n Wild. After 19 years on the east coast, I’m celebrating my repatriation with an exploration of the state’s natural springs–both the living and the dead.
  •   Today’s mission: climb 4 miles to top of mountain. Do handstand.

  •   Desert river on its way from the mountains of Colorado to the Texas gulf. But first, New Mexico.

  •   The mighty Rio Grande. Water problem? What water problem? 

  •   Lunch view of Wheeler Peak courtesy Cheyenne the horse and guide Corazon Lucero, my new Terlingua connect. I am unbelievably amped about...

  •   My friend Sarah joined from DC. She’s a Nebraska rodeo kid who saddled up and rode easy on the 4 mile climb to Gold Hill. I had hiked...

  •   Ran into these dog heartthrobs at the Taos Cow en route to a half-day horseback ride in the Taos Ski Valley. Dreamy!

  •   Slot canyon on the trail to Anasazi ruins at Ojo Caliente, a classic hot springs destination looking pretty spiffy after some recent renovations.

  •   La Junta Trail: 800 ft descent to the confluence of the yellow Rio Grande and crystal clear Red River. 

  •   Love this picture of Henry: champion of the trail, after leaping a 5 ft wall from standing. We were climbing the mile or so up from the...

  •   A slightly more dramatic than average view from my kitchen window. Magenta sunset explosion over the mesa

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