Monthly Archives: October 2014

Avalanches in the Rio Grande Gorge, NM – August 2014

Sometime last August, a monsoonal deluge fell on the slopes of the Rio Grande Gorge, in the vicinity of the Petaca Campground, in the Orilla Verde section (Rio Grande del Norte NM). The deluge brought  floods down onto the Campground, … Continue reading

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San Juan Journal – Lisle, James, Kathy and Steve, 10/21 & 22

Raised in Los Alamos, and a former rafting guide with New Wave Rafting Co., James Shinas now lives and works in Talkeetna, Alaska, as a pilot. There, he met his fiancé, Lisle Doria, who drives jet boats on the Talkeetna … Continue reading

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The Picuris Trail, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Kathy and I set out to hike the Picuris Trail yesterday (Oct. 18, 2014). The Picuris Trail climbs to the rim of the gorge from the Taos Junction bridge area. After a short while ascending, we came to an unanticipated … Continue reading

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Your Fishing License Fees at Work!

The NM Dep’t of Game and Fish  operates hatcheries that rear rainbow trout, amongst other fish. These trout are stocked into New Mexico’s rivers, for what is known as “put and take” fishing. A well-known stocking point is Quartzite Site … Continue reading

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Road trip, Part 9 – The Eastern Sierras, Oct. 5-6/14

We rejoined Hwy 395 at  Mono Lake, and turned south. We again passed through Lee Vining and continued past the turn-offs for the June Lake loop and Mammoth Lakes. Then we descended into the Owens Valley, at Bishop. From there, … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 8 – The East Walker River and Pyramid Lake, NV, Sept. 30-Oct. 5/14

Kathy and I bought 2-day Nevada fishing licenses at Ken’s Sporting Goods, in Bridgeport, in anticipation of fishing the Nevada portion of the East Walker River the following day. On the morning of Sept. 30, we left our campsite at … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 7 – Yosemite NP and Bridgeport, CA, Sept. 28-29

One can zoom across the Sierras by I-80. But it’s way more soulful, as my son Ethan pointed out, to cross via Tioga Pass. Since we were in no real hurry and had designs on certain locales on the eastern … Continue reading

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