Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a private law practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he focuses on criminal defense cases. He handles habeas corpus petitions, felony trials, and fights for his clients' constitutional rights. Aside from his responsibilities as an attorney, Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil enjoys spending time outdoors near Albuquerque and around New Mexico. He and his family especially like to go hiking in the Pecos Wilderness Area.
The Pecos Wilderness Area, encompassing portions of the Santa Fe and Carson National Forests, stretches over 220,000 acres. Visitors to the wilderness area have access to largely untouched landscapes consisting of peaks, canyons, waterfalls, lakes, and meadows.
A prized destination for backpackers and hikers, the Pecos Wilderness Area is located just one hour from Albuquerque. Trekkers can choose one of 21 different trails that will take them through the park's diverse natural terrain. Of particular interest is the state’s second highest peak, South Truchas, which reaches 13,103 feet above sea level. Visitors also enjoy exploring the area’s 15 lakes and 150 miles of streams that feed into a number of larger rivers, including the Rio Grande. When visiting the Pecos Wilderness Area during the summer, hikers can expect to see wildlife including elk, deer, bear, bighorn sheep, and wild turkeys.
A solo practitioner who devotes a lot of his practice on habeas corpus law, attorney Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil provide criminal defense to clients in Albuquerque and other areas of New Mexico. When he’s not busy raising case challenges based on illegal sentencing or ineffective counsel, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling to such countries as Thailand.
Thailand is a popular tourist destination thanks to its rich culture, unique cuisine, and pristine beaches. While many tourists flock to the country’s best-known cities and destinations, others are left largely ignored. Below are a few:
- Kanchanaburi: This lush town is perfect for visitors looking for adventure, history, and culture. Located in western Thailand, its bridge over the River Kwaithat connected Burma and the historic Death Railway from World War II. Meanwhile, guests can explore caves, waterfalls, elephant camps, and national parks nearby.
- Sukhothai: Established in the 13th century, Sukhothai was the first independent state in Thailand. It is a quiet destination perfect for a relaxing weekend trip, and it houses several historic parks featuring hundreds of ruins. Although the city’s importance has diminished over the years, its ability to immerse visitors into Thai culture has remained strong.
- Chiang Rai: Located at the northern tip of the country, Chiang Rai serves as the gateway to the surrounding area. It houses several ancient temples, including the 500-year-old Wat Klang Wiang and Wat Phra Kaew, and hosts weekly street fairs during the weekends. Further, visitors to the city can enjoy its many hiking trails, waterfalls, and rock-climbing opportunities.
A seasoned attorney working in the area of habeas corpus law, Geoffrey Scovil represents clients through Geoffrey D. Scovil, Attorney at Law in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Away from work, he enjoys listening to jazz music, reading books by Haruki Murakami, and hiking local trails.
Offering picturesque views and interesting geological formations, Albuquerque is home to the Sandia Mountains. The site has more than 60 easy to difficult hiking trails, spanning in excess of 150 miles. Among the trails are the North Crest Trail and Embudito Trail.
Located in Ojo del Orno Canyon, the North Crest Trail covers 3.5 miles and reaches an elevation of 1,010 feet. The North Crest Trail is shorter than most Sandia Mountains trails. It begins at the Tunnel Spring trailhead and loops around to the Crest Trail. Hikers should expect steep and rugged terrain that provides a nice workout.
Embudito Trail offers a more difficult experience. Hikers trek across 11 miles when using this trailhead. Traveling up 3,540 feet in elevation, they can enjoy views of the sandy arroyo streambed and evergreen trees. Trail users should take extra caution when traveling between Oso Pass and Embudito Trail. This stretch requires careful foot placement to ascend the steep mountainside.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.