In order to hike to Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico, we must walk in the Carson National Forest. These woodlands were named for Christopher Houston Carson, better known as “Kit Carson.” Among other job titles, Kit Carson was an “Indian fighter.” Curious, isn’t it, that he wounded a rival suitor for the affections of an Arapaho babe. Her name was Singing Grass and she died just after childbirth. Carson then married a Cheyenne woman named Making-Our-Road. That marriage ended when she left him to migrate elsewhere with her tribe.