All posts in The Southwest

  • Kings Peak
    High Pointing and Low Pointing
    December 23, 2012, Comments Off on High Pointing and Low Pointing

    The beauty of the Southwest will amaze visitors … from arid desert terrain to rolling foothills, from lush mountain valleys on up to soaring peaks dusted with snow. Such magnificent […]

  • Campfire
    Christmas Round the Campfire
    December 3, 2012, Comments Off on Christmas Round the Campfire

    The life of a cowboy was a tough one — unpredictable weather and animals, dangerous wildlife, stampedes, and hours in the saddle. But there was one more factor — herding […]

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    The Colorado Plateau
    August 30, 2012, Comments Off on The Colorado Plateau

    You can’t talk about the four corners states (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah) without also talking about the Colorado Plateau. Covering roughly 130,000 square miles in Western Colorado, northwestern […]

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    What is the Difference Between an Arroyo, a Wash and a Wadi?
    April 12, 2012, Comments Off on What is the Difference Between an Arroyo, a Wash and a Wadi?

    In the Southwest, you will frequently run into the terms arroyo, wash and and maybe even the term wadi. These rambling water courses, sometimes full, sometimes dry, give Arizona, New […]

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    What is the Difference Between a Petroglyph and a Pictograph?
    March 11, 2012, Comments Off on What is the Difference Between a Petroglyph and a Pictograph?

    The Southwestern United States is littered with thousands of sites where ancient peoples left their mark. Ancient artists used the symbols they carved or painted in the rocks as teaching […]

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    Top 10 Places to Beat the Heat in the Southwest
    July 15, 2011, Comments Off on Top 10 Places to Beat the Heat in the Southwest

    Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and even parts of Colorado are notorious for smoking hot summer temperatures. Luckily, there are some great places to beat the heat and enjoy the beauty […]

  • Fireworks in the Southwest
    Top 5 Places to see Fireworks in the Southwest
    June 21, 2011, Comments Off on Top 5 Places to see Fireworks in the Southwest

    The Southwest can be a tricky spot to view July 4th Fireworks. During an especially dry season, like this year when fire danger is extremely high in all four corners […]

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    Christmas in the Southwest
    November 30, 2010, Comments Off on Christmas in the Southwest

    The Spanish were the first to explore the American Southwest and they brought with them Catholic traditions including the celebration of Christmas. The Spanish mission was to acquire land for […]

  • ranchos los banos
    Ranchos Los Banos
    January 14, 2010, 1 Comment

    If you are looking for something fun and truly different to do in the Southwest, take a look at Ranchos Los Baños and Tierra Chamahua Eco Adventures. Located in Sonora, […]

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