New Mexico’s Nature Reserves – The Pecos Wilderness

The Pecos Wilderness
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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil, an attorney practicing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, enjoys experiencing his state’s rich natural heritage. Geoffrey Scovil especially enjoys hiking in the Pecos Wilderness, a federally protected area.

The Pecos Wilderness is part of the Santa Fe National Forest, and crosses in the north into the Carson National Forest. The region is divided almost in half by the Pecos River, which is a popular fishing destination during the summer.

It also offers hikers an extensive trail system for short excursions and longer-term backpacking expeditions. During these trips, visitors can take in Pecos’ stunning mountain vistas and observe its wildlife, including deer and big-horn sheep.

Visitors can access the Pecos Wilderness via several campgrounds, such as Jack’s Creek, Iron Gate, and Panchuela. Many of the campgrounds are located close to the Pecos River.

The Pecos Wilderness’ history as a protected area began in the early 1890s, when it was established as the Pecos River Forest Reserve. In the early 20th century, the reserve was organized together with a neighboring protected area to become the Santa Fe National Forest

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Three of the Top-Rated Trails in New Mexico’s Pecos Wilderness

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, attorney Geoffrey Scovil has more than two decades of legal experience. He runs a private practice, protecting clients’ constitutional rights and representing them in criminal defenses cases. Beyond his professional endeavors, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys hiking in many of the state’s outdoor areas. His favorite destination is the Pecos Wilderness, which offers numerous trails of varying levels of difficulty.

The following are some of the highest-rated ventures:

1. Lake Katherine Trail
Arguably the most popular trail in the Pecos Wilderness, it culminates in picturesque Lake Katherine and takes hikers deep into the midst of the Santa Fe National Forest. The trail is dog-friendly and widely used for backpacking, hiking, and horseback riding with peak visitation during the summer season. Although the route itself is only 1.3 miles long, getting there can prove difficult, as the trailhead begins at Windsor Trail #254, which is moderately challenging.

2. Stewart Lake Trail
The 10- to-13-mile Stewart Lake Trail provides some of the most breathtaking views of the New Mexico mountain wilderness, encompassing over 200,000 acres of wildflower meadows, high peaks, and alpine lakes. Visitors can also expect to catch a glimpse of the area’s abundant wildlife. Appropriate for novice and veteran hikers, the route permits leashed dogs and is best traversed in the summer through early fall.

3. Cave Creek Trail
Cave Creek Trail is a roughly 6-mile trek that begins at the Panchuela Campground for hikers and the Cowles Trailhead for horseback riders. Rated as an easy-to-moderate hike, it features streams, wildflowers, and views of 13,000-foot glacier-sculpted mountain peaks. Dogs are welcome on leash, and the trail is open from late May to early November.

The Training Program of Emerge New Mexico

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Emerge New Mexico
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An attorney who operates his own law firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil concentrates on habeas corpus law and general criminal defense. Along with his wife, Geoffrey Scovil supports multiple progressive nonprofit organizations including Emerge New Mexico.

Founded on the belief that New Mexico has simply not elected enough female candidates to public office, Emerge New Mexico seeks to increase the number of Democratic women in government and the number of quality government policies that are responsive to all Americans. Over the past 13 years, Emerge has expanded into 22 states and supported more than 2,500 potential leaders.

Emerge trains women of all ages for success in the public sphere. The organization also stresses the importance of diversity. In fact, more than 50 percent of Emerge graduates are women of color. By elucidating the campaigning and election processes and providing essential resources to motivated women, the organization has an overall public office win rate of over 70 percent.

Visiting San Francisco – A Guide to the Seasons

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San Francisco
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his law practice, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys visiting cities around the world. He has been many places both internationally and domestically. One of his favorite cities is San Francisco, where he and his wife eloped under the rotunda at City Hall, where Joe DeMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.

San Francisco’s peak tourist time runs from June to August. Visitors from around the United States flock to the city to take part in San Francisco’s many summer events, including the North Beach Festival and Fillmore Jazz Festival. Summertime in the city sees average temperatures in the high 60s along with damp fog and brisk winds.

Winter, spring, and fall all have more manageable crowds, but the weather is often significantly cooler. Winter lasts from December to February and has average temperatures in the high 50s. Fog is present almost every day, as are cold winds. San Francisco is also at its wettest during these months. Still, hotel prices are significantly lower than in the summer. Spring offers similar benefits, but the average temperatures are a bit higher. The city still stays fairly wet, especially during March, but dries and warms as it gets closer to summer.

Fall is typically the best time to visit San Francisco. From September to November, visitors enjoy such events as the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival. Temperatures are actually warmer than they are during summer and normally average in the low 70s. There are still some breezes coming in from the coast, but the skies stay clear most of the time, and hotel rates and crowds drop.

Animal Humane New Mexico Prepares for the Doggie Dash and Dawdle

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Doggie Dash and Dawdle
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Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico is an attorney specializing in Habeas Corpus law. When he is not working, Geoffrey Scovil supports Animal Humane New Mexico, a non-profit animal shelter for dogs and cats. Animal Humane New Mexico is currently preparing for their signature fundraising event, the Doggie Dash, and Dawdle.

The Doggie Dash and Dawdle is a two-fold event featuring a 5k run for the more athletically inclined or a one-mile walk for those looking for a more leisurely pace. The organization’s largest fundraiser, Animal Humane New Mexico expects over 4,500 participants and 2,000 dogs. All of the net proceeds earned from the event go towards the organization’s community programs, or to support their homeless pets, meaning the event benefits both dogs and cats.

This year’s Dash and Dawdle takes place on November 6th between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park. Aside from the run and walk, the event will also feature a Doggie Carnival, and a Barketplace, where guests can shop from rescue organizations and local vendors.

For those who cannot make it in person, but want to support the cause, there is an option to become a Virtual Dasher to help raise funds from home. There is no registration fee and you will gain eligibility for fundraiser prizes.

This year, Animal Humane New Mexico hopes to raise $300,000 through the Doggie Dash and Dawdle. To learn more about the organization or the event, visit www.animalhumanenm.org.

Luis Suárez is the Newest Member of FC Barcelona’s Free Kick Club

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FC Barcelona
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Geoffrey Scovil is an attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, specializing in Habeas Corpus law. Outside of work, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys watching soccer, and his favorite team is FC Barcelona. The iconic team recently added another of its players to the free-kick club, which is comprised of players who have scored a goal from a direct free kick.

Luis Suárez, who has scored a staggering 88 total goals for Barcelona, joined the free-kick club during the team’s Spanish league match against Real Betis on August 20th. FC Barcelona won the match 6-2, thanks in part to Suárez’ hat trick, which included his first direct free-kick goal for the club.

Luis Suárez joins the ranks of teammates like Ivan Rakitic and Jeremy Mathieu, who have each also scored a free-kick goal. Neymar Jr., who recently won a gold medal playing for Brazil in the Summer Olympic Games, has scored two free-kick goals for Barcelona. Of course, these all pale in comparison to the team’s star, Leo Messi, who has scored a total of 23 free-kick goals for Barça. Aside from cementing Suárez’ name in club history, the win against Betis provided a good start to the team’s Spanish league title defense.

Cycling 101 – Three Post-ride Training Mistakes to Avoid

 

Cyclist
Cyclist

As an attorney, Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, helps defendants navigate the legal system and protect their rights. Away from his work, Geoffrey Scovil can often be found cycling in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Training is important for every cyclist, but what happens after a ride can be almost as important as what occurs during it. To improve as a cyclist, avoid these three post-ride mistakes.

1. Stopping before you have cooled down. After heavy sprints, a nice cool-down period helps muscles relax and keeps lactic acid from building up. Failing to cool down can lead to injuries and impede progress.

2. Eating poorly. It is better to eat sensibly while riding than to gorge yourself immediately after a ride. If you are ravenous when you get off your bike, choose healthy carbs and lean proteins, and don’t overindulge.

3. Neglecting your bike and your kit. Promptly remove your sweaty spandex after a ride to avoid skin irritation. Similarly, wipe your bike down and remove grime collected from the road as soon as you are home. The longer your bike sits, the harder it will be to clean.