Category Archives: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Rafting in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Within the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument lies the best whitewater rafting that the Desert Southwest can provide through one of the most scenic sections of the Rio Grande Gorge, and it’s known as the Taos Box of Northern … Continue reading

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River Otters of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

The following three images were captured on my final rafting trip down the Taos Box section of the Rio Grande, ending the 2015 season on August 2nd with a special moment. 33 river otters were reintroduced to the Upper Rio … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Monsoon Season

The Rio Grande Gorge in monsoon season brings out some interesting light. A recent visitor wrote : “Beautiful bridge with awesome views and sights. Park on the west side and visit the local vendors’ tables for handmade goodies to take … Continue reading

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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is one of New Mexico’s historical landmarks that begs to be photographed. (click on image to enlarge) Travel west from Taos, New Mexico on US Hwy 64 to reach the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, the … Continue reading

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Snow Day Around the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

A snowy day in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument always seems to give me itchy feet. That’s English slang for the “desire to travel”. Soon I will be traveling to the sunny beaches of Baja Mexico but that’s … Continue reading

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First Snow New Mexico

Ah yes, “first snow New Mexico”. It’s always a bit of a downer as the days get shorter, we turn the clocks back and the temps drop to the single digits but there is a bright side. The first snow. … Continue reading

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Pahoehoe Lava in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

So what is Pahoehoe lava doing in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument? Pahoehoe is the second most abundant type of lava flow. Pahoehoe lava is characterized by a smooth, billowy, or ropy surface. Pahoehoe flows tend to be … Continue reading

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