Noah, Richard and I set out for an overnight backpacking trip from the Taos Ski Valley to the highest point in New Mexico: the summit of Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet. Despite suffering intense throbbing headaches from altitude sickness and me vomiting before passing out, the adventure was tons of fun and gorgeous.
There was snow in the valley where we camped and a hailstorm in the afternoon. My feet were pretty cold that night sleeping in the hammock at 11,500 feet.
Richard and Kate relaxin' in the soda pool at Ojo Caliente. They generously invited me to come to New Mexico with them on their vacation immediately after I returned to the States.
We be chillin' in the hot springs mon!! Actually, these springs next to the Rio Grande were more tepid than hot.