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Young, gay and spreading the national parks gospel in the U.S.

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

Let someone know before you go

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

Spring hiking in Taos: Cascabel Trail

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

Spring hiking: Puye Cliff Dwellings

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

Long road to recovery

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

Fishing for the ‘former glory’

Parts of the Red River were, for a long time, essentially dead. In this century, however, citizens, bureaucrats and business owners have teamed up with nonprofits and government agencies to coax the river back to a more natural state. more

Late winter hiking: Wild Rivers in the Río Grande del Norte National Monument

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

What’s your fire IQ?

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

Summit stress one mountain at a time by inviting nature in

It’s toasty warm inside my car when I pull over on the side of the icy road and kill the engine. My dog is whimpering with excitement as she looks out at the fields of snow. She wants to run … more

Lace it up and get outside: Discover the ins and outs of snowshoeing in the Taos area

The sun is out. The snow is deep. It is time to snowshoe! As the snow continues to accumulate, hiking can become more difficult. But if you have snowshoes, you can still get outside to enjoy the … more
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