I did some hiking with Karen early June 2013. This is my third trip with her. This time we went to the beautiful Rio en Medio falls just outside of Santa Fe, so green for New Mexico, beautiful wildflowers, and rugged , good hiking. Karen is amazing, she knows the fauna, flora, geology of the area as if she lived in the wilderness for all of her life. She is safe, thoughtful,and experienced in her guiding knowledge, and is a wonderful, personable guide. She will tailor a hike to your interest and level of challenge that you request and are able to manage with fun and safety. The evening before the Rio en Medio hike, we took a shorter hike on a 3 billion year old volcanic field, Cerros del Rio, it was beautiful, stark, parched, glowing sunset, we saw prairie dog homes, the old route 66, and amazingly enough "jackalopes " running through the field. The next time I am in New Mexico, I already have more plans to hike with Karen in pleas I have not been as of yet. you should join her when you are near Santa Fe and want some great hiking with an amazing guide.