Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Oregon Militia Affair

1/27/16 What are we to make of this crazy shit? Well … for starters, this “occupation” would never have been attempted had the government arrested Cliven Bundy (the father of the Oregon ringleader Ammon Bundy) and supporters for their armed … Continue reading

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Birds, Rio Grande del Norte NM, New Mexico

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Ducks, Rio Grande del Norte NM, New Mexico

Yesterday, Jan. 15, 2016 (although my watermarks incorrectly state 2015), I made my first visit of the winter to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument stretch of the Rio Grande, also known as the Orilla Verde (“Green Banks”) stretch. On the … Continue reading

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River Safety for Magnificent 7, Sept. 2015

In Sept. of this last year, New Wave Rafting Co. provided river safety services for the remake of  the film “The Magnificent Seven”, starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. The location was the Rio Chama below Abiquiu Dam, a spot … Continue reading

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Peru, Lima 11/5-6/15

We had spent no time in Lima upon our arrival. Now, we were going to spend the night in Miraflores, the nicest district of the city. We had made reservations for the Hotel Antigua, and this is the reason why: … Continue reading

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Peru, PumaRinri Lodge 11/3-5/15

We drove to Tarapoto, and then about a half-hour further east, to the PumaRinri Lodge (#8 on map below), elevation 804′. The lodge sits on a steep hillside above the Huallaga River. Now we were in the real Amazon lowland rainforest … Continue reading

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Peru, Moyobamba 11/2-3/15

Moyobamba (#7 on map below), at an elevation of 2877′, is called the Orchid Capital of Peru, and Waqanki Orchid Gardens is the place to go when there. Waqanki also has hummingbird feeders and hummingbirds. As though by design, Waqanki is … Continue reading

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