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.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.