Category Archives: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

The area immediately to the north of, and upstream from, our home in Embudo, NM, and where much (the Taos Box and Orilla Verde sections) of our New Wave Rafting Co. activity takes place

Rio Grande Bighorns

In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM State Rd 567 climbs from Taos Junction Bridge, where it spans the Rio Grande, to the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge. At this time of the year, a bighorn herd … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande in Rocks

Just downstream of Taos Junction Rapid, on the Rio Grande of northern New Mexico, is a group of basalt rocks that, at high water, are vigorously washed by strong currents. The sediment carried by the high water sculpts and polishes … Continue reading

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National Monuments At Risk

The continuing menace that is Donald Trump has now taken aim at what is most near and dear to my heart – namely, the outdoor heritage that I, and all Americans, cherish. Trump has taken aim at our National Monuments, one … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep, Rio Grande del Norte NM, 3-11-17

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Big Bighorn Day, Feb. 27, 2017

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument: Above Taos Junction Bridge, and not far beyond the Vista Verde trail parking area, I encountered a bachelor group of young bighorn rams. They were directly above the road on steep terrain, and moving along … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Wildlife and Landscapes, Jan/Feb 2017

All but three of these photos were taken in and around the Orilla Verde Recreation Area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, located upstream of Pilar, NM. The Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande is immediately downstream of Pilar (bald eagle … Continue reading

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Belted Kingfisher and Canada Geese, Rio Grande – 1-31-2017

Along the Rio Grande, in the Orilla Verde Rec. Area section of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, NM. I took both these photos today, and consider them amongst my best. Taken with a Nikon Coolpix P900. Note: Members of Congress and … Continue reading

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