Friends Janire Najeera and Matt Wright just completed a trip on the route of the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe to Los Angeles and Janire has provided a glimpse in their adventures at her blog Moving Forward, Looking Back: Across the Old Spanish Trail. Janire is a talented Spanish photojournalist who is great at telling a story through her interactions with interesting people. Her blog entries provide snapshots into the lives of people who have a stake in the history and legacy of the Old Spanish Trail. The trail was an active trade route in the 1800’s that was traversed by travelers with pack mules. It goes through some gorgeous country in Northern New Mexico, Southern Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. Janire used the trip to gather materials for a larger project she is working on for SpainRed, the Spanish Cultural Network in the US. The blog includes photos, articles, video segments, a virtual exhibition tour, and background on the Old Spanish Trail and the project. Have a read! Take a look!