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With warmers days and spring approaching, the hunt is on to find nearby trails that are not too muddy or too snowy to traverse.  You might consider the Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Questa … more
If fire was a big deal when Firewise was created over 30 years ago, today that concern is magnified by multitudes. And regardless of the debate about building homes in fire-prone forests, the vast majority of development in states like New Mexico in the coming decades is expected to happen in the wildland-urban interface. 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
To wake up on a sunny morning at Trampas Lakes is to start the day amid some of the most glorious natural beauty in Northern New Mexico. The two lakes sit at the base of the towering Truchas Peaks, which extend beyond 13,000 feet in elevation. 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
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
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
In June, Taoseño Tom Mavilia assisted Craig Saum and Ian Barbosa, both Carson National Forest rangers, with a group of volunteers who came to Taos from many towns and cities around New Mexico to spend their weekend maintaining the hiking trails that are such an integral part of life up here in Northern New Mexico. more
Taos birdwatchers eagerly await John Lay's email missives. "Both owls on burrow," he wrote in early April. Like expectant parents, we're wondering if there will be … more
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