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Warmer weather and the upcoming Memorial Day weekend are the unofficial launch of the summer recreation season on the 1.6-million-acre Santa Fe National Forest.
This story originally appeared in Neighbors Magazine. Words and images are by Bud Russo This is New Mexico, where cowboys and cowgirls are as much a part of the culture as chile, with almost 9,000 working cattle ranches in the state. But I grew up — quite a few decades ago — back East. Saturdays my brother Barry and I headed for the local movie house and afterwards re-enacted whichever film had filled the silver screen that day. Folks my age … Read More
Winter is just around the corner, but the weather is gorgeous right now. These mild but warm temps are sure to give way to winter soon, so now is the time to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory. Surrounding Santa Fe are myriad outdoor activities available on the extensive BLM lands and national forests waiting to be explored. Whatever your interests, these beautifully dramatic and diverse landscapes will satisfy your appetite for wide open spaces. Here is a sampling: … Read More