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Rio Grande Winter, #1, Dec. 2019,

   

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Big Day for Wildlife

My last sighting was this bald eagle, which circled above me and landed on a basalt boulder. Continue reading

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La Vista Verde Trail

La Vista Verde trailhead is located a short distance uphill from Taos Junction Bridge, on State Rd. 567, in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument (see map at end). The mainly level trail travels the length of a bench … Continue reading

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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 Salt River, AZ , Part 3, March 25-26

We started the day with Quartzite Falls Rapid. This rapid used to be called, more simply, Quartzite Falls, because it’s most notable feature was a low but gnarly falls that usually called for either a portage or lining of your boats. Why the name change? Well … 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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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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Bald Eagles, Bighorn Sheep and Waterfowl, Rio Gr. del Norte National Mon., NM

I continue to go out most afternoons, first driving upstream along the Racecourse section of the Rio Grande, then taking a left at Pilar, and driving through the Orilla Verde Recreation Area to Taos Junction Bridge. And, sometimes I’ll cross … Continue reading

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