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

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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Bighorn Sheep All Over the Place, 1-29-17

I went looking for the herd of bighorns that hang out in the vicinity of Taos Junction Bridge and the road to the rim. This time I spotted them spread out along the slope that lies directly below the road, with … Continue reading

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Scenes, 1-28-2017

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Members of Congress and the Trump administration would like to reverse the Obama administration’s declaration of this and other national monuments. Let’s oppose this action!

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