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The Lighthouse is not built for ultralight backpacking where you count every ounce -- the unit weighs more than a pound.

Lighthouse 250 illuminates

By Stephen Regenold / For the Journal

Light up your campground, charge devices with this durable lantern/USB port

MaryAnn Gerst, left,of Albuqeruque along with her sister Caroline Hayes of Ames, Iowa, at the start of their post-Kilimanjaro safari. According to Gerst, the "t-shirts say it all." Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Gerst.

Trek of a lifetime

By Nancy Tipton / ABQJournal.com


Visitors walk along cliff dwellings at Bandelier National Monument. (Journal)

Snapshot: Bandelier National Monument

By Journal Staff

History unfolds from above at Bandelier National Monument, 30 minutes from Los Alamos, where the ancestral Pueblo people made their… more »

The Gila Wilderness is southwest New Mexico. (Journal)

Snapshot: Gila Wilderness

By Journal Staff

In the 3.3 million acres of the Gila National Forest, visitors experience the rugged wilderness that thrilled naturalist Aldo Leopold… more »

Snowboard Taos

Snapshot: Ski areas

By Journal Staff

New Mexico has hit its stride as a ski destination, in part due to its dry, fluffy powder, sunshine and… more »


Rio Grande bosque

By El Defensor Chieftain staff

In the midst of the lazy, winding waterway of the Rio Grande lies an ecological system that a lot of… more »

Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

By El Defensor Chieftain staff

Located approximately 20 miles north of Socorro, the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 230,000 acres, 200 miles of roads and… more »


A Night Outdoors

By El Defensor Chieftain staff

With more than 800,000 acres of U. S. National Forest and Bureau of Land Management areas located within the immediate… more »


Hit the Trail

By El Defensor Chieftain staff

More than 200 miles of established trails beckon hikers through mountain forests, river valleys, canyons and deserts. Even more options… more »