Posts Categorized: Hiking

“Fall” in Love with Santa Fe Ski Basin

The chair lift at the Santa Fe Ski basin is open to take you on a tour of fall mountain beauty. Every weekend from now until the end of September, the lift runs 10am – 3:30pm (last chair leaves at 3pm). And, it will run every day during the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 5-13, 2013…. Read more »

Truth or Fiction?

I have been repeatedly told that the aspen grove above Santa Fe (a quick 20 minute drive from La Fonda’s front door to the Aspen Vista Trailhead) is the largest living organism on earth, since the trees are all joined together through their root system. This morning I watched the sunrise over the vibrant autumn… Read more »

Postcard from La Fonda: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

My husband and I had the privilege of visiting good friends in Jackson Hole this past weekend.  We stayed in their unbelievably beautiful home with views of the Tetons from every window. Pictures are worth a thousand words so take a look at a few of the house pics below. We hiked each day. The… Read more »

Do you Dare Summit the Deception/Lake Peak Hike?

Most of the Santa Fe National Forest is now open and is very green and lush for hikers. On a recent hike from the bottom of the ski basin (a 20 minute drive from downtown Santa Fe) to Deception/Lake Peak, we saw lush fields of wildflowers and more chipmunks than I can count. We started… Read more »

Due to Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, I’ve acquired a picture of Kiara and Patrick before heading to St. Mike’s prom this past Saturday night. Maybe now we all understand why in the world Patrick Rodriquez would hike 7 miles roundtrip, up 1780 feet in elevation, in order to ask Kiara to the prom. She is darling and… Read more »