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Eclipse countdown

A total solar eclipse is coming up next month.I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. During a solar eclipse, the moon maneuvers between Earth and the sun, throwing a band of shadow, the umbra, onto Earth's surface. For the lucky folks in the direct path of the eclipse -- the path of totality -- it's sure to be an awe-inspiring and otherworldly event. The sun will appear as a black disk and it'll be dark enough to see the stars. more

Visitors could benefit from an acclimatization hike

Summer flatlander visitors accustomed to striding along paths at low altitudes should plan on an acclimatization hike or two before they take their first mountain … more

Know before you go – wilderness tips for day trips, overnight trips

A trek in the wilderness of national forests is not simply a walk in the woods. It can be dangerous, even deadly, for the unprepared. National Forest officials urge the public to be prepared and … more

Taos regional water plan hits milestone

Spanish partidas, law 3: “Las cosas que son de todos y todas – son l’agre, sol, [lluvia], agua y el mar.” “The things which belong in common to all the living creatures of the world are the air, rain, water, the sea and its shores; for … more

Powder puts Taos Ski Valley’s tubing park in full slide

Snow tubing has come to Taos Ski Valley. Officials have opened the Strawberry Hill Tubing Park for those who want a bit of an alternative to other snow activities. The all-ages activity is available starting Jan. 5. Officials said snow tubing … more

Getting to know Pisces

When our movements are slow and the space around us so big that the swimming descent seems infinite, it must be Pisces season. more

Summer hiking in Taos: Gold Hill up and over to Deer Creek Trail

The wildflowers are bursting into bloom in the meadows high above Taos. Now is the perfect time to head up to the peaks above Taos Ski Valley to experience the beautiful and challenging hikes that begin there. The summit of Gold Hill is one of … more

Solar eclipse countdown

A total solar eclipse is coming up next month. I am really, really thrilled. Here's why. more

Getting to know Aries

Days are getting longer. Winds are picking up. Green shoots and buds unfurl from earth and branch. Spring, tentative though it may be in the high deserts … more

I saw the sign(s): Sign maintenance a safety, access issue for forest visitors

If you have ever been out on a trail in the wilderness and thought — “this would be a good place for a trail sign” — you can now help make that happen. This summer, community volunteers joined members of the Carson National Forest (CNF) … more
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