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Carson National Forest removes Devisadero Peak stone chairs

Longtime fans of the Devisadero Peak trail in the Carson National Forest noticed something missing in mid-May: several chairs built of stone. The iconic chairs, which had been there for … more

South Boundary Trail signs keep fat tires on the right track

It sounds like so little, but the recent work by a sign crew will relieve Río Fernando Fire Chief Russ Driskell's need to rescue so many lost bicyclists. more

Carson NF closed: Where can you go?

“Noooooooooo!” That collective cry of dismay could be heard across Taos County as Carson National Forest announced it was closing to public access Wednesday (June 27), leaving only the … more

Lobo Peak Loop makes great summer hiking

Editor's note: The Carson National Forest has closed all districts in the forest except the Jicarilla Ranger District to public entry and use Wednesday (June 27) until weather conditions change. more

Spiral galaxy M 104 small but bright in May sky

Is this a UFO or a colorful, fuzzy sombrero? It's neither!This is M 104, the Sombrero Galaxy, located in the constellation Virgo The Maiden. It's a rather unusual … 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

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

Hiking the Enchanted Circle: Cimarron Canyon State Park - Clear Creek Trail

A hike along Clear Creek in Cimarron State Park is a pleasant way to spend a warm spring day. As the temperatures rise, trails in the woods and near water become more and more inviting. This trail … more

Nebula births baby stars

What is this? Is it a cosmic catastrophe? No, it's an area in our Milky Way galaxy that's making baby stars. more

A trail man's passion

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
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