Tag Archives: Rio Grande

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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Natural Happenings #4, Summer’s End, 2018

The summer of little water has come to an end. Now, birds are migrating south and the apple harvest has begun. What else? Pray for snow … and vote Blue in November!! We must rid ourselves of this anti-environment administration!

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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018

It’s been a hot summer, so far, in the upper Rio Grande Valley. The monsoon arrived on time – at the end of the first week of July, – but is now disappointing us with fewer thunder storms than we … Continue reading

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Anting the Hatch, 6-5-18

I did not invent this phrase. One minute on Google sufficed to identify the author as Ken Miyata, who wrote an article thus titled in Fly Fisherman Magazine, Volume 13, No. 6, in 1982. When I returned from the river … 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 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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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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