Santa Fe Reporter - Summer Guide <![CDATA[InstaSummer: Just the Photos - All the editorial images from SFR's Summer Guide shoot]]>
By: Enrique Limón

A look at all the editorial images from SFR's Summer Guide 2014 photo shoot. 

<![CDATA[Le Quiz - Are you a Santa Fe summer insider? ]]>

How well do you know summer? Think you've got what it takes to be a Santa Fe summer insider?

<![CDATA[Dip In! - An insider’s guide to local water holes]]>
By: Ian MacMillan
As swimsuit season approaches, two questions emerge: Which is the best pool for me and How can I get in without paying?
<![CDATA[Paddle It! - Enter the world of whitewater cowboys]]>
By: JP Stupfel
While New Mexico draws countless hordes of tourists to her stunning mountains and vast sweeping desert landscapes, not a lot of people associate the desert Southwest with water sports.]]>
<![CDATA[Hike It! - I’m too sexy for your trail]]>
By: Bett Williams
This just in: Trees think you dress funny. REI labels it “outdoor gear.” Juniper trees call it ugly. They go as far as saying that what you are wearing on your little excursions hurts their feelings.
<![CDATA[Drink It! - The long and win[e]ding road]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Cindy Capelli keeps her New Mexico wine tours low-key and fun.]]>
<![CDATA[Bottoms Up! - A locals’ guide to summertime drinks in Santa Fe]]>
By: Zoe Haskell
A locals’ guide to summertime drinks in Santa Fe.
<![CDATA[Eat It! - Get your picnic on now, ask us how!]]>
By: Austin Eichelberger
What’s better than a delicious picnic on a Santa Fe summer day? Nothing, right?
<![CDATA[Stab It! - Sports That Make You Go Hmmm]]>
By: Emily Zak
Your Saturday afternoons are now reduced to laying on the Plaza grass, glassy-eyed, longing for something new. Here are a few suggestions for shaking up your summer days. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pitch It! - Bummer Camp]]>
By: Alex De Vore
I hate camping, but my girlfriend Sarah and Enrique Limón somehow talked me into doing it for this here special issue. Here’s the blow-by-blow of the whole awful experience.
<![CDATA[Watch It! - Top 10 summertime flicks]]>
By: David Riedel
Sit back and watch some summer movies from bygone days—the kinds of movies that make you feel the humidity, air conditioning and that bead of condensation running down the side of your highball glass.]]>
<![CDATA[Summer Guide 2013 - 93 Days of Summer; 93 Ways to Enjoy Them]]>
By: Alexa Schirtzinger and Mia Rose Carbone
 Here at SFR, we love summer... ]]>
<![CDATA[Lovin’ Summer - 2012 Summer Guide]]>
Recently—although it now seems impossibly remote—I was lounging on the back of a boat in the Pacific. A friend from New Mexico, now a boat captain in Hawaii, leaned over and said in a low, rapt voice, “I think they’re going to let us do a blue-water swim.” I’ve spent many years of my life in coastal places, but I’m sure I looked back at her with utter confusion. “The water is so clear—there’s no pollution, no algae, nothing—that it’s perfectly blue,” she explained. “You can open your eyes underwater, and it doesn’t hurt at all.” Sure enough, the captain, a friend of hers, stopped the boat. We were out in the middle of the ocean, bobbing in a way that made our high-powered craft seem tiny. My friend and I dove in before he could finish explaining (to the paying customers) what a blue-water swim was. I just wanted to see that ocean: pure, perfect blue, just as my friend had described it. I dove—eyes open—as deep as I could into the seemingly endless abyss of color. It was silent and magical.]]>
<![CDATA[A Stolen Swim - Hi, Desert]]>
By: Dani Katz
It’s hot. Not like regular ol’ summer hot; we’re talking desert-mountain in July kind of hot, sweltering in the shade and wishing on an Ice Age kind of hot. You need water—big, enveloping water, not your usual mid-afternoon cold tub soak (which is really more confusing than relaxing because it’s shallow and porcelain and indoors, and there’s soap scum around the rim and your scrubby sponge is all janky and matted with hair).]]>
<![CDATA[Rivers Make Glad - An ode to the sometimes neglected, always underestimated, Rio Grande]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Staring at a killdeer skittering across a sandbar, I wonder why we don’t see anyone else up or down the Rio Grande here in Albuquerque. “Most people,” says my friend, a biologist (and an irrigator, too), “seem to think you come to the river to take water or to fish—or to drown.” We think about that for a minute, then shove our way back through the salt cedar and Russian olive that separate the river from the system of trails through the bosque.]]>
<![CDATA[Plan B - What an update to the state water plan means for New Mexico]]>
By: Sigmund Silber
Nine years ago, New Mexico’s Interstate Stream Commission released the latest version of the State Water Plan, a document designed to guide state and local agencies by providing a master plan for water use and conservation in New Mexico. But much has changed since 2003, and now, the ISC—the sister agency to the Office of the State Engineer—plans to release a long-awaited update to the plan.]]>
<![CDATA[Climb On - Everything Hollywood taught you about rock climbing is wrong]]>
By: R Harrison Dilday
As anyone who has spent a week outside Santa Fe knows, trends have a hard time finding traction in this city. That’s good for plagues like chain restaurants and big-box stores, bad for 24-hour gyms and specialty dessert fads. Unfortunately, rock climbing has mostly been beaten back by this aversion to development.]]>
<![CDATA[A Bevy of Beverages - Summer in the desert making you thirsty? Here’s where—and what—to drink.]]>
By: Tess Cutler
Yeah, it’s hot this summer, and you probably want to recline and sip on something cold in between museum hopping, gallery strolling and whatever else is on your summer itinerary. Take our five suggestions for quenching your thirst this season, ranging from legally laced margaritas to ginger-lime pick-me-ups.]]>
<![CDATA[Cool Your Jets - Yes, as we’ve stated several times in this issue, it’s hot. But if you follow our guide to staying cool in Santa Fe, you’ll survive.]]>
By: Tescia Schell
SFR staff's favorite activities for staying cool when it is HOT!]]>
<![CDATA[WHEEEEEEEE! WE, WE, WHEEEEEEEE! - Your summer is about to get a lot more exciting]]>
By: R Harrison Dilday
This past winter, my uncle sent me a text message asking if any ziplines are located near Santa Fe. He and his family want to ride one when they visit this summer. My first thought: I didn’t know he was visiting this summer. But I quickly shook that off and dutifully set about trying to locate the nearest wire-cable attraction.]]>