Fall Colors at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

  Photograph – ©Christena Stephens Photography  

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Hiking Upper Canyon Trail at Caprock Canyons

Yesterday, was a fantastic day for Sharla and I to hike at Caprock Canyons State Park in Texas. We hiked the Upper Canyon Trail. A constant breeze was present with the temperature being in the mid-80s in the canyon. Creeks were running with water with two crows cawing and soaring over the ridgeline. The trail…

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Remains of Black Willow Tree

On a brisk, cloudy October day in 2009, I went hiking with Sammy, who was an 80+ year-old lady. She wanted to show me the site of a known “Billy the Kid” hideout in Bailey County, Texas less than 15 miles from the New Mexico border. As we hiked up the side of the hill,…

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Touching the Moon

  The moon’s beauty holds a mysterious awe for all of us I imagine. Sitting 238,900 miles (384,400 km) from Earth, its silent grandeur can be hypnotizing. The moon is rarely present during a day hike, let alone follows me when I’m hiking, as it did on this day where the moon stayed with Mel, my hiking…

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