Casual Fall Hiking Outfit


In case you didn’t know from recent posts here and here about spending a weekend getaway in New Mexico, I’m sharing more adventures from there today.

This particular day was all about the OUTDOORS- mountains, aspen trees, cave dwellings, and desert.

In the morning, we drove out to Bandelier National Monument and then later that afternoon, we walked through the Santa Fe National Forest. hiking-outfit-new-mexico

The blue sky was the perfect backdrop against desert scenery and aspen trees.


Can you believe the colors in this photo? I’d read that Aspen trees turn golden in early fall, but I had no idea they’d be this gorgeous! I felt so fortunate that we timed this trip just right.


All this open space made me feel so peaceful and serene. Work stress just melted away.


Bandelier monument has dozens of cave dwellings on the side of the mountains. You can climb inside and imagine what it must have been like to live there.


The Santa Fe forest was absolutely gorgeous this time of year, and we weren’t the only ones who noticed. It was busy on this day, but we managed to capture some shots without any people.


The morning was quite cool, so I dressed in layers with these cargo pants from Loft, a tank, and a waterfall cardigan from Banana Republic. The boots are the Talus Trek from Vasque. By noon, I had to tie the cardigan around my waist, and I was so grateful for the breathable cotton pants.

There’s one more fun post to come on this fall getaway to New Mexico- and it’s a topic most dear to my heart- food!

We had some really yummy dishes and a memorable dining out experience that I can’t wait to share.

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