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Heron Grabs and Swallows a Trout

Watch as this Great blue heron spots a rainbow trout, grabs it and then takes a short walk before swallowing it. Continue reading

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The River Has No Right to Water

The river has no right to water. I’m talking about the Rio Grande. It rises in Colorado and flows through the heavily-irrigated San Luis Valley, before turning south into New Mexico. The Rio Grande Gorge begins a short distance upstream … Continue reading

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The Vista Verde Hike

In the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, the Vista Verde parking area and trail head is located part-way up the dirt road (Rt. 567) that climbs out of the Rio Grande Gorge from Taos Junction bridge to the West … 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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High Water Nostalgia – Powerline Falls in the Taos Box, Rio Grande river, 1983

My last post discussed the very poor outlook for the water supply in the Rio Grande river, in this and coming years, and looked back at the early 1980s. My son Ethan was guiding for New Wave Rafting Co. during … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande – A River We Once Had

                      I became an environmentalist early on in life. At about the age of 15, I took a look around, and didn’t like what I was seeing. I was, as … Continue reading

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Remembering Fall Fishing on the Rio Grande

I was fishing blue-wing olive mayfly imitations right up until winter arrived. And that was not so long ago. Now my rod is put-away, and any further “fishing” activity this winter will probably consist only of tying flies (“tie-flying”, my … Continue reading

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