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Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

Americans are often preoccupied with ancient cultures on faraway shores, but New Mexicans have the ruins of an ancient, advanced civilization, on par with the ancient Mayans or Aztecs,...

Shiprock

Shiprock is an iconic stone sentinel, rising 1583 feet above the stark plains of northwestern New Mexico. The National Park Service designated Shiprock as a National Natural Landmark in...

Karl Jansky NRAO Very Large Array (VLA)

Eavesdropping on The Sounds of Silence The Plains of San Agustin are expansive, stretching 55-miles northeast to southwest, ranging from 5 to 15 miles across. Highway 60 crosses the plains,...

Plains of San Agustin

Part of the allure of the American West is the wide-open spaces. There is a thrilling sensation when staring down a long stretch of road, without a human in...

Dawson, New Mexico

Ghost towns litter the back roads in New Mexico. Miners settled most of these abandoned communities, extracting a variety of precious minerals and ores from the mountains and canyons...

Lybrook Fossil Area

Roaming the Lybrook Badlands I had an opportunity to explore the Lybrook Fossil Area recently with Navajo Tours. They were on a scouting expedition to put together adventures for astro-photographers,...

Highway 53 | Grants to Zuni Pueblo

There are many people who are proponents of taking the direct route between point A and B. I’m not one of them. Friends and family can attest to my...

Capulin Volcano

New Mexico facilitates the wandering mind. Often when I am wandering in areas far from power lines and my species, I contemplate how many feet have touched the earth...

Elizabethtown

New Mexico has an enormous amount of intriguing fodder for “based on a true story” westerns should that genre ever come back into style. Several New Mexico mining towns...

Fantastic Fall Color in New Mexico

Autumn is a special time in New Mexico. The brisk mornings provide optimal conditions for local balloonists, who fill the skies with their bright, colorful, wafting orbs. The smell...

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