Wanderlusting Buckman Mesa

No wanderlust last weekend. And that’s Friday, before the big snow hit. Saturday I awoke to six inches of snow on the ground. This ruined my hiking plans, but I got a lot of work done on the book, and the late snow is going to help a lot with...Read more

Just another Placitas wanderlust

I was having a pretty good week until Tuesday night, when my throat became increasingly sore and I started feeling pretty crummy. I woke up in the early hours of Wednesday morning feeling like death warmed over, turned off my alarm clock, and gave up on work that day. I...Read more

Ticket to wanderlust

This is going to be a twofer. I was going to take Thursday the 30th off for my birthday, but my department scheduled a meeting with guests from out of town that I couldn’t get out of. Friday the 31st, my actual birthday, I had off already on my 9/80...Read more


I have a tradition of going on an especially grand wanderlust to celebrate my birthday each year. I try to pick somewhere close by but which I’ve never been before. For example, last year I visited the Cerros del Rio, which has been right across the canyon from my home...Read more

Spring in Albuquerque

So, having had no takers on the invitation to climb Buckman Mesa, and having gotten an email reminder of the mineral and gem show in Albuquerque, I decided I’d take today to go to the mineral and gem show and visit some interesting spots along the way. I figured I...Read more

8th annual Kent Is Getting Older adventure

Spring is approaching, the weather is getting warm, and I am getting the wanderlust. Besides, I turn older on March 31, and I’ve gotten in the habit of taking that day off and going somewhere I’ve never gone before. Since some of you have expressed interest in hiking with me...Read more

Wanderlusting Truchas

So there was enough rain yesterday that I decided not to go to the effort of trying to find a hiking partner, and decided instead to follow another New Mexico Geological Society road log. This one was to the Truchas area, and dated back to 1979. It had the merit...Read more


I took Nathan to his smash tournament yesterday. We arrived in Albuquerque a little after 11:00 and he got checked in. Nathan is the one with the blue backpack. I headed to the Mormon temple, where I would be receiving ordinances (sacraments) on behalf of John Haddow (1669-?). John is...Read more

Mastering Hugin

It’s warm and dry today, but overcast, so I may hike in the neighborhood but will probably not make a full wanderlust of it. Tomorrow I’m scheduled to take Nathan to another smash tournament in Albuquerque, and rain is predicted, so I doubt I’ll do much in that area. Monday...Read more