Tag Archives: NM

Hummingbird Summer 2015, Embudo, NM

Three species of hummingbird are now visiting our feeders: the Black-chinned, the Rufous and the Calliope. They are going through a lot of sugar water, reminding me that my main responsibility of the summer is feeding the hummingbirds, and my main … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Big Hatchet Mountain & White Mountain Wilderness, NM

In 1971, I was hired to institute a Wilderness Program at New Mexico Tech, in Socorro. The following forays were with students who had enrolled in that program. Big Hatchet Mountain (elev. 8441′) is located in the boot heel of New Mexico, … Continue reading

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New Mexico Tech Wilderness Encounter, Sugarloaf Peak/Organ Mtns, NM

One beautiful climbing destination for the NMT Wilderness Program was Sugarloaf Peak (elev. 8150′), found to the east of Organ Needle, in the Organ Mountains. The Organs are located adjacent to Las Cruces, NM, and form a dramatic skyline to the east. From Aguirre Springs CG, the route leads … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande Gorge

Here is a photo taken from the Rio Grande Gorge High Bridge. The shaded river reflects the sunlit cliffs of the gorge rim.  

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The Rio Grande Gorge and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

The town of Taos, NM sits at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where they yield to the Taos Plateau. Near the southern end of the Rocky Mountain chain, the Taos mountains are composed of hard rocks – … Continue reading

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Birds of Christmas, Dec. 2013

My last post advised that Kathy and I were about to head south for Christmas vacation with the family, in Sierra Vista, AZ. As also mentioned, we would stop at the Bosque del Apache NWR, south of Socorro, on the … Continue reading

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