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New Mexico Great Outdoors, May 22, 2017

New Mexico Great Outdoors, May 22, 2017. As far as the Great Outdoors is concerned, yesterday (5-22-17) started with some of the wild cacti that have begun to bloom around our house. We have been keeping a particular  eye on … 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. Views, 1-22 & 26, 2017

The dirt road that climbs from Taos Junction Bridge to the rim of the Rio Grande Gorge provides great views of the Sangre de Cristo mountains north and east of Taos, and the Picuris mountains south of Taos. The road through the … Continue reading

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Springtime Nature – April 2016, #2

As I have done most afternoons lately, I drove up to Orilla Verde, to see what was going on. I had my fly rod and tackle in the van, but didn’t think it likely that I would go fishing, since the … Continue reading

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The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument – Jan. 22, 2015

My favorite haunt in the Monument is the Orilla Verde (“Green Banks”) section, which stretches from Taos Junction bridge about 6 miles downstream to near the village of Pilar. In the summer, our company, New Wave Rafting Co., operates rafting … Continue reading

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The Picuris Trail, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Kathy and I set out to hike the Picuris Trail yesterday (Oct. 18, 2014). The Picuris Trail climbs to the rim of the gorge from the Taos Junction bridge area. After a short while ascending, we came to an unanticipated … 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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