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"Looking northward from Aacqu and the tall rock monolith on which the mother pueblo sits, there is an opening, like a gateway, between two mesas. Looking northward, too, from Aacqu, one can see Kaweshtima — Snow Peaked — a dark blue misted … more
The Carson National Forest that surrounds Taos is home to many tantalizing reminders of early Taos history. The mountains near the Taos Ski Valley holds ruins of gold mines, mills and old cabins. Many of their stories are lost as the structures deteriorate and return to the earth. A few of these historical structures are being preserved for the future. more
Although Río Fernando Park sits close to the center of town, the place has a certain welcome wildness. The Río Fernando flows slowly through it, creating wetlands surrounded by land that … more
Pictured is the Gold Hill summit — the north approach. more
In the winter, the wide, sage-covered mesa is quiet and windswept, allowing the echoes of the past to be heard.The land now known as the Taos Valley Overlook area south of town holds a network of … more
Set high on a plateau, the village of Tsankawi was once home to prehistoric Pueblo people. In the 1400s, homes made from stone covered the mesa top and dwellings known … more
When the 1955 sci-fi flick “Tarantula” went to the big screens, the creators banked on the fear of spiders that pumps through the veins of the American temperament like venom from a black widow. In the movie, spiders were cast as 100-foot-tall … more
William Kemsley Jr. has trekked thousands of trail miles across the United States, coast to coast and over many a mountain range. The Taos resident, … more
Aside from the smell of roasting green chiles carried on the wind, nothing serves as a harbinger of the coming New Mexico autumn quite like the arrival in astrology of Virgo, the wheat-laden maiden. more
Charging down the mountain on two-wheeled beasts, armored up in full-body pads and covered in mud are downhill riders from Angel Fire’s biking trails. When the snow melts and the … more
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