Great outdoors
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In Taos, we enjoy darker skies than many places on earth. Growing up seeing stars and planets as familiar landmarks or coming here and glimpsing the Milky Way for the first time can bring feelings of … more
In the astrological zodiac, the sun moved from the earth sign of Taurus into the air sign of Gemini on Saturday (May 20). When people talk about their “sign,” they’re usually … more
A trail of animal tracks in the deep snow caught the attention of Brian Long, a wildlife biologist and avid researcher. The tracks led him up a familiar mountain. He’d climbed it lots of times … more
Finding the trail up Ute Mountain is a challenge well-worth taking on for the views at the top. more
After enduring a dozen abdominal surgeries to treat a chronic disease, David Blanco decided to battle his way back to health and tackle a long-held dream - hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail. Blanco, a former teacher based out of Washington … more
By the time Mikah Meyer's Ford van crossed the Gorge Bridge in Taos -- a span of concrete and steel standing more than 500 feet above the Río Grande -- the 31-year-old singer had already seen vast … more
Mountaineer Aron Ralston learned some rules of outdoor adventuring the hard way.Ralston was exploring a remote Utah canyon when a boulder pinned his arm. No one knew where he was or when he expected to return. Trapped for five days, out of water and … more
By Cindy BrownFor The Taos NewsThe sounds of the river below seem to rise up and join the wind as it blows across the mesa on the east rim of the Río Pueblo. Here, rolling hills of sage, piñón and juniper frame the backdrop of Taos … more
By Cindy Brown It is a place of vast silence today, but the pueblos and cliff dwellings at Puye were once home to 2,500 Tewa-speaking people. The ancestors of the Santa Clara Pueblo lived here … more
The mud stuck and turned black beneath head ranger Wayne Vigil’s cowboy boots as he strode up the steep, quarter-mile trail to Nambé Falls. The narrow path was composed of the same clay-like … more
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