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Unleashing the Blanchard Beast

IT’S AS IF THE EARTH IS CALMLY GIVING BIRTH HERE, high atop a wind-chewed mountain on the eastern edge of the Río Grande geological rift, while mineral field collectors Bradley Culebro and Michael…

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Flight of the Sandhill Cranes

DARKNESS WRAPS Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in a frosty November veil. It’s 7 a.m., but a gaggle of photographers dressed in full winter gear has already lined a levee surrounding the…

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A Guide to Ethical Foraging

ROBIN MOORE and Cebastien Rose share some of their Dryland Wilds harvesting guidelines. Know the plants! Be 100 percent sure of what you are harvesting before you eat it. Do a plant sensitivity test…

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Take a Walk in the Wild

TAKE A WALK IN ANY DIRECTION with a couple of skilled foragers, and a weed will never look the same again. Up a mountain trail, down a sandy arroyo, and even in your own backyard, it’s astonishing to…

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In Search of Bigfoot

FOR YEARS, JESUS PAYAN JR. SPENT LONG NIGHTS in the Tularosa Basin, peering into the darkest corners of the desert sky and watching for lights that evaded explanation. One night, while he and some…

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Three Hikes for Fall Color

Above: The Brazos Cliffs are made of some of the oldest rock found in New Mexico. Photograph by Jim O’Donnell. Jawbone Mountain A moderate 6-mile out-and-back hike along Placer Creek leaves from a…

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