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Happy Trails

KRYSTYNA GONZALEZ SEES HIKING as a form of therapy. A social worker, photographer, and Women Who Explore ambassador, she started hiking regularly in college, an activity that easily grew out of her…

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This Biologist Buzzes for Bees

Olivia Carril has a honey of a gig. The Santa Fe Girls’ School science teacher and coauthor of The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees (Princeton University Press) travels the state…

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Five Ways to Find Wildflowers

YOU NEVER QUITE KNOW what you might learn—or encounter—on a guided hike with a trained professional. Randy Roch, a ranger at the Río Grande del Norte National Monument, recalls one such spring trek…

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Where the Wildflowers Grow

UNDER THE YELLOW-GREEN JUNIPERS and blue-green piñons, a flush of wildflower color has arrived in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Santa Fe. In mid-May, Tesuque Creek cascades down…

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Editor's Letter: Petal Powers

I'D COME TO THE PECOS WILDERNESS for the caves—the reward for a moderate five-mile hike along Cave Creek Trail. It was mid-August, and despite the narrow, winding road leading to Panchuela Campground…

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