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Posted 7/11/19

BLM guided hike on Las Minas TrailOn Saturday (July 13) at 9 a.m. hikers meet at the trailhead at the Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center in Pilar to join Bureau of Land Management ranger Bryan …

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BLM guided hike on Las Minas Trail

On Saturday (July 13) at 9 a.m. hikers meet at the trailhead at the Río Grande Gorge Visitor Center in Pilar to join Bureau of Land Management ranger Bryan Marquardt for this moderately strenuous hike. The walk has outstanding views of the village of Pilar and surrounding gorge, dynamic geology and wildflowers. The hike is free.

Questa hosts fishing derby

Questa will hold a fishing derby Saturday (July 13) at 8 a.m. at Eagle Rock Lake. Before the derby, local officials will talk about Questa's effort to become the New Mexico's top fishing destination again. Questa once boasted more fishing licenses sold there than anywhere else in the state.

Taos-area high school mountain bike team

A National Interscholastic Cycling Association Team managed, operated and supported by the Field Institute of Taos is gearing up for the 2019 season. Racers need to sign up for one race before July 29 to get a number plate with their name on it for the season and race fee scholarships are available (applications due Aug. 15). Those interested in racing, volunteering or sponsoring can find more information at fitaos.org/team-fitaos-cycling-programs/high-school-mountain-bike-team.

Another hole in one

Bill Stratton had his third hole-in-one with an ace on the 16 hole on Thursday, (July 4) at Taos Country Club. The hole was playing 109 yards and Stratton used a pitching wedge to get the job done.

Taos Ski Valley hosts the Up and Over 10K

Trail race takes place on Aug. 3. Run up and over an 11,819 foot elevation mountain? Of course, you can do it. It's short, has gorgeous views and - as one racer put it a couple of years ago - you feel like you are running the last 6.2 miles of a marathon. For more information or to register, go to taosskivalley.com/trailrun.

Earn money for favorite nonprofits

Want to earn money for local organizations and support their work in Taos? Join the #expLOReTaos GeoTour, July 17 through Sept. 10.

Come out and celebrate the launch of the GeoTour at Río Fernando Park in Taos on Wednesday (July 17) any time between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Enjoy free food from Taos Cow and 108 Roving Food, fun giveaways and expert geocaching tips. Have fun locating geocaches and enter to win money for nonprofits on social media.

Additional parking is available at nearby Fred Baca Park.

Teacher Pass at Angel Fire Resort

Until Sept. 6. the pass is offered at a special introductory price of $99. The regular price for the Teacher Pass is $199. Angel Fire Resort's winter season spans Dec. 13, 2019 to March 22, 2020 with no blackout dates. For more information and to purchase the Teacher Pass, visit bit.ly/2Y6pEpo.

La Junta Trail Closure continues

The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office is keeping La Junta Trail at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area closed for now. La Junta Point Overlook and Campground will remain open during this time. Visitors can access the River Trail and the lower parts of the canyon from the Little Arsenic Springs Trail or Big Arsenic Springs Trail. The BLM asks the public to respect the closure of the trails. For more information, contact the BLM Taos field office at (575) 758-8851.

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