Profile: Prime Passages
Tapping the essence of wanderlust
Prime Passages is a curated collection of articles, stories, reviews, opinions, photos, and links to resources and interesting content that aim to help you go deep to tap the essence of your wanderlust. Prime Passages resonate with people who enjoy distinctive, authentic experiences with travel, places, people, food, drink, and subtle adventure.
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What do suppose it means to be the most remote brewery in America? I found the source of the claim in a blog post from 2014 at “Brew York.” The way they figured it, the most remote brewery is the one that is the farthest distance from any other brewery. It had to be worth the trip.
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Winter in the Southern Rockies can be cold and snowy at times, but I have found that winter weather rarely gets in the way of getting out for a hike here. I still try to get a hike in every day during the winter and I find it to have its own unique attributes, benefits, and considerations.
I have collected up several bits of poetry and prose related to hiking in the winter that ring with me and they follow below interspersed with photos from some of my hikes through the winter.
The San Pedro Parks Wilderness, located in the Jemez Mountains of North-Central New Mexico is 40,000+ acres of remote country … much of it at altitudes exceeding 10,000 feet (3048 m). The nearest town and easiest access is from the town of Cuba to the west. This wilderness is administered by the U.S. Forest Service’ Santa Fe National Forest. There are multiple trails that criss-cross the area and we found that the signage that exists on the ground did not necessarily match the labeling on our topo map.
In 1977 in the midst of the glory days of bands like Supertramp, Kansas, Eagles, Rush, Lynard Skynard, Fleetwood Mac, and Santana and Pink Floyd, a catchy song started being played everywhere that served as a countrified counterpoint. Waylon Jennings rendition of Luckenbach, Texas was that song. Out of that experience, I have maintained a curiosity about the namesake of the song, and decided to go have a look. Soundtrack included...!
I love it when I have a chance to hike a trail I've not been on before. It's an added bonus in this day and age when I know that relatively few people at all have ever hiked that trail. The Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez (pronounced "hay-mez") Mountains of northern New New Mexico offers both kinds of experience owing to it only relatively recently being opened for access to hikers.