Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Mexico !!!!!

 Sunrise session.

Wow, New Mexico.  I have driven through this state a half dozen times and taken all the wrong roads. A big thank you to my friend Will for telling me about the skatepark in Silver City.  If I hadn't gone there, I would have ended up driving on Highway 10 or Highway 40 and potentially seeing the sad rise of Tweakers that lurk the streets of Albuquerque and hang out at the skatepark.  No offense to Albuquerque, but the New Mexico I got to experience this time was far different from that place..

Route 180 North out of Silver City goes through the Gila National Forest. We met a guy at a gas station that traveled around in a van with his wife and now lives here to enjoy the park. He gave us 7 dollars because he was stoked..haha.. big thanks, we bought a quart of oil with it...


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Ebb and Flow

On the way out of Texas, we stopped in Van Horn to check out this pool that Clint, Matty, and I rode a few years ago. THE DOUBLE HEPTAGON!!! Definitely one of the best pools that I have been lucky enough to ride. Kind of a bummer to see that the hotel had been changed to new owners, that remodeled all of the rooms with new tv's and appliances, and filled the pool with the trash to be covered with concrete when they're done.. imagine all the perfect transition under there...

The differences between different people is fascinating to me. The interests of one could be the enemy of another. Or two people from two totally different worlds find similar interests in the same things and end up coming together from it. Either way, it's all the same and it's all awesome; Even though it would have been cool to see that thing sitting in the same condition it was in when we last saw it..

Saturday, April 11, 2015

On Top of the bend

Impromptu hike to the highest point in the park. A perfect day to make it happen, with lots of places to stop and soak up the landscape. Was cool to get all the way to the top and then have to scale some steep rocks with death drops on all sides to get to the official top... I'm not really that good with heights..

Took the more scenic road out of the park, west along the Rio Grande. A road in the middle of no where, with nothing to see but the topography of the land...which was more than enough to keep us stoked on our way outta the big state.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Big Bend National Park

I've wanted to go to Big Bend National Park for a while, but my route has never passed me through. This time it had to.   The drive out there had the typical beauty texas sunset and sun rise, and before we knew it we were there.

Spent a few days there checking out all we could. Watched the moon rise while relaxing in a natural hot pool on the edge of the Rio Grande. Swam across a river in the bottom of a canyon to Mexico the next day.

And when the sun was setting, we watched it from "The Window" in the Chisos Mountains.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

West Texas

I get sucked into Austin. Just like everyone else. Good friends and good times, It's cheap and it's nice there in the winter.  This time I made sure to get outta there and stay mobile. Visited some of the spots around Austin, like Hamilton pool and Pedernales falls.

And when we left Austin we headed South and West towards the Big Bend in the Rio Grande River..