Tag Archives: Taos

Rio Grande Wildlife and Landscapes, Jan/Feb 2017

All but three of these photos were taken in and around the Orilla Verde Recreation Area of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, located upstream of Pilar, NM. The Racecourse stretch of the Rio Grande is immediately downstream of Pilar (bald eagle … 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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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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Taos Ski Valley is Sold

After moving from the Santa Fe area to Embudo (Taos area), about four years ago, myself and wife Kathy began working as ski instructors at Taos Ski Valley. Recently described in a ski mag as a “quirky” ski area, it … Continue reading

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Wintering Bald Eagle Arrives

The most severe cold weather of the winter arrived today, and with it came at least one bald eagle. Guessing that this would be the day, I took a drive along the river and spotted this eagle in a favorite … Continue reading

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