January 29, 2019
by David Ryan

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Albuquerque – 3rd Edition

The new edition of 60 Hikes with 60 Miles: Albuquerque has finally been printed and is now available for purchase. You should start seeing books at your local area retailer and on Amazon in the next few weeks. In the meantime, you can order a book online right now directly from the publisher Menasha Ridge.

Several book events have already been scheduled and more are in the works. They will soon be added to the Events tab on this website.

A new tab, 60 Hikes, has also been added to this website. 60 Hikes has information on the book and a list of all of 60 hikes. Just click on a Hike to see if there have been any updates or changes since the book was written.

Updates and changes will be posted as soon as I learn of them. If you know of any update or change to a hike, please email directly at davidryan@msn.com so I can get that information on the website.

When the Menasha Ridge folks asked me to provide my thoughts on what it was like to work on the book and some of the hikes, I provided the following: Continue Reading →

December 27, 2018
by David Ryan

Wandering Along the Border with Mexico

With all the hoopla and now a government shut-down about a border wall, my dog Petey and I spent a couple of days wandering along the Arizona – New Mexico border last summer to see what was actually on the border with Mexico.

We began our journey in the Bisbee area in southeastern Arizona and headed east. If you were to take a similar jaunt, the first thing you would notice is that Border Patrol agents and vehicles seem to be everywhere.

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December 7, 2018
by David Ryan

Comparisons and Observations re: the Camino de Santiago in France and Spain

This is the third of three blog posts regarding my recent walk on the Chemin de Compostelle (Camino de Santiago) in France. The first post covered the walk from Le Puy to Conques; the second covered the stretch from Conques to St. Jean; and this post has fewer pictures and is a bit wonkish as it covers items to consider if you are thinking about walking the Camino de Santiago whether in France or Spain.

The observations in this post are based upon my walk in Spain on the Camino Francés from St. Jean to Santiago de Compostela in the spring of 2015 and walking the French portion of the Camino from Le Puy to St. Jean in the fall of 2018. Please keep in mind that everyone walking the Camino, whether in France or in Spain, will have their own Camino experience and may have a different observation than mine.

Some of the wonderful scenery you’ll see along the Camino de Santiago in Spain!

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