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A weekend of clear skies -- no, a whole season free of storms, clouds and snow -- finally gave way to winter Saturday night (Jan. 20). By the time folks in Northern New Mexico woke up on Sunday, the … more
Hikers can now cross a wilderness river with dry feet because brain surgeon Jim Schmidt drove all the way from Portland, Oregon, and with six other … more
We’ve just entered the season of Sagittarius, the bow-hunting centaur! When people talk about astrology and say, “Oh, I’m a Sagittarius,” they are usually talking about the … more
The large reddish blob you see in the center of this image is M86 (the 86th object in Charles Messier's famous list of deep space objects). It is one of the largest in the Virgo Super Cluster of … more
This image of our sun was taken with the new solar telescope at the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails camp Elliott Barker near Angel Fire, New Mexico. The grainy orange peel-like texture of the … more
With the recent snow, many of the trails at higher elevations are covered in a deep layer of white powder. It is still possible to hike year-round both in the deep snow … more
Mountain biking is a unique combination of communing with nature and experiencing the adrenaline rush of riding down a rocky mountain trail as quickly and skillfully as … more
Snow is on the ground, the cold has set in and November is almost done. But if your woodpile isn’t quite big enough to get you through the winter — or show off your woodcutting chops … more
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
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
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