It feels good to be back in New Mexico … back hiking the local trails … back biking the local trails … back having a beer and seeing what is new at my local brewery. Getting back puts a cap on the past six weeks traveling in Germany and Belgium to enjoy new places and collect experiences and photos that I will be putting into upcoming stories.
The part of New Mexico where I live finally got beyond wildfire season while I was away. A nice and much-welcomed monsoon pattern set in and landscapes that were still brown when I left are now lush and sprinkled with wildflowers. The forests and canyons in New Mexico had been closed for a while when I left and it feels great to come home to them being open and inviting. That’s one more great thing to chalk up for why travel can be so rewarding – coming home to rediscover things you didn’t even know you were missing.
In the coming months, expect plenty of stories from the travels including “A Tale of Two Cities – Exploring Kolsch Culture in Cologne and Altbier Culture in Dusseldorf”; “A Beer Hike in the Laaberthal”; “A Naabthal Beer Hike into Regensburg”; “A Cross-border Beer Hike from the Bavarian Forest into Czechia”; Beer Hikes and Bikes in the Bavarian Forest; “Neumarkt Beer Hike”; “Beer Passion in Antwerp”; “Beery Bike Touring in Ypres and Poperinge”; “A Bike, Barge, and Brewery Trip From Brugges to Ghent to Deinze to Oudenarde”; “Brussels Beer Walking”; “Waterloo Beer Hike”; Beery Visits to Leuven and Mechelen; and probably more. I hope you will tune in to read the stories from time-to-time.
Meanwhile, on the trail in New Mexico
You can read more about the locations of the hikes and biking in the images above at the following links: WHODAT HOODOO HIKING? – VIRGIN TRAILS IN A SUPER VOLCANO – LONG-BURRO LOOP BEER HIKE – INDEX OF NEW MEXICO HIKING & BIKING STORIES
other links: Valles Caldera National Preserve – Bandelier National Monument – Los Alamos County Trails System – Bathtub Row Brewing