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Powder Players

Above: Skiers wait for the lift pull at Agua Piedra. Photograph courtesy of the State Archives of New Mexico (Item No. 002468). ERNIE BLAKE STOOD TRANSFIXED in the deep canyon of what would become…

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New Mexico Ski Directory

Above: Get outside this winter season at one of New Mexico's ski resorts. Photograph by Matthieu Pétiard/Unsplash. Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Pajarito in Los Alamos, New Mexico, is a hidden gem of…

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Monumental Effort

"LET'S GO RIDE SOME DITCHES," Matt Mason says. We pedal through downtown Las Cruces and quickly turn off the pavement onto a dirt path alongside a dry irrigation ditch. For a few minutes I wonder if…

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Atop Sandía Peak

Above: The Kiwanis Cabin was built from the limestone rock of Sandía. Photograph by Ian Beckley. THE LIMESTONE-BLOCK WALLS of Kiwanis Cabin cling to a craggy cliff atop Sandía Peak, looking both…

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In Search of Bigfoot

Above: Jesus Payan Jr. seeks the notoriously shy beast in a forest near Cloudcroft. FOR YEARS, JESUS PAYAN JR. SPENT LONG NIGHTS in the Tularosa Basin, peering into the darkest corners of the desert…

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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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Fall Color Unfolds in the Gila

On a cool October morning in southwestern New Mexico, mist from Snow Lake drifts into the golden grasses along the trail. Brushstrokes of rose and blue dance across the water, reflecting the predawn…

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