Tag Archives: Pecos Wilderness

Backpacking with the Saints

Earlier this year I set out planning a liturgical backpacking trip. After spending sometime working up my little project one morning, IĀ escaped for a bit checking the mail only to find one of my favorite corespondents – the Oxford University … Continue reading

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Sunset in the Pecos

When the sunsets, turning around can be a very good idea. Camping up at a nice little lake next to East Pecos Baldy, we watched the sun set behind the mountain what felt like hours earlier. Conveniently, the lake was … Continue reading

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Belle and the Bear… The Improbable Travels of Two Toys

Belle and the Bear get ready to ford a mighty river… Small creek. A week without my little girls is no easy thing for me, and as I packed and got ready for my little adventure into the Pecos Wilderness … Continue reading

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Lost in the Pecos

There are few things more important on a back country trip than a good map. With a good map and a skilled reader, you truly do not even need a compass. With a bad map it makes no difference weather … Continue reading

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The Daily Office of the Trail

The daily office is a selection of scriptures for any given day. There’s a great one in the Book of Common Prayer which I believe is a shared daily office for several denominations. There’s probably a few collections for different … Continue reading

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In a Burned Wood

I walked alone for a long stretch of this burned out wood. My strength had failed me miles ago into a short 6-7 miles climbing some 2500 feet with a sixty-ish pound pack. I never did weigh the silly thing. … Continue reading

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Compline

This along with the morning prayer was one of my favorites. This was just before bed, and we prayed it when we were lost the first night after a long day of actual hiking. We were in good spirits already, … Continue reading

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