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In New Mexico it is a distinct privilege to be able to participate in pueblo events as welcomed guests. A little bit of knowledge of customs and cultural sensitivity will go a long way to ensure your experience of the pueblos, and the community’s experience of you, is mutually respectable. (Read “Native American Pueblo Dances, Feast Days, Festivals and Special Events in New Mexico”) Here are a few tips: Check in first with the main tribal office. It’s here you … Read More
Northern New Mexico has some of the best skiing in the Southwest, with powdery trails, sun-soaked days and gorgeous vistas of the Rockies. Snowbirds flock to the region to ski and snowboard some of the best slopes in the country, choosing from European-style resorts to family-friendly ski areas that offer a host of other outdoor activities and events. Whether you’re an alpine skier, a snowboarder, a cross-country skier, or a telemarker you’ll thrill to the unique mountains and ski trails of the area. There’s something for every winter … Read More
This article originally appeared in 2009 Heading For Truchas Lakes This ledge was narrow, dark and steep….hhmmm wonder what poem that snippet comes from. It does seem to fit the situation. I’m standing on what I think is probably the northern edge of the Truchas Peaks ridge. I headed up a tiny saddle south of North Truchas Peak. Middle and North Truchas Peaks are starring right at me, I’ll need to cross over and down to Truchas Lakes before I’ll … Read More