Sept. 21, 2017
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Suffering for a Good Story

Former Santa Fean returns to talk about through-hiking the Grand Canyon and the threats it faces

The Enthusiast The Grand Canyon’s walls chart 17 million centuries, a third of this planet’s lifetime, and eons of water and wind have shattered them.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Mountains Calling

Whether it’s a timeless pursuit or an urgent summons is a matter of perspective

The Enthusiast By the time we reached the summit ridge, the persistent cough that had been funny as we hiked uphill had converted to a rattling wheeze accompanying every inhale, and my head was splitting.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Predator Politics

A new federal plan for Mexican wolf management meets states’ wants, but does it meet the wolves’ needs?

Features Wildlife advocates want Mexican gray wolves to roam freely in Mexico, New Mexico and Arizona. Ranchers are not a big fan of the idea.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Happier Campers

Website expands camping opportunities in New Mexico, though some listings come buyer-beware

The Enthusiast Roslyn Weiss, a transplant from Boulder who is building a farmstead in Las Trampas, created a Hipcamp profile at the day her mother told her about the site in March.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Stealing Ground

Filmmakers working on public lands find commonthreads in divisive issue

The Enthusiast When a trio of college friends from Salt Lake City set out to make a film about legislative efforts to transfer federal lands to state management, they titled it The Heist, expecting to document a theft from th...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

The State of the Forest

If anyone is going to save the national forests, it’s going to be the people who own them: everyone

Local News This summer, only one law enforcement officer will patrol all of the Santa Fe National Forest. Rangers spotted in wilderness areas are likely there on a volunteer basis, or at best compensated with a per diem t...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Picture More People Outdoors

Shifting who sees themselves in outdoor rec is one step toward saving the planet

The Enthusiast When Len Necefer, who grew up in the Navajo Nation, told his friends he had started to do more outdoors than mend fences and herd sheep, their responses sometimes came down to: “Rock climbing? That’s what w...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Mind for the Mountains

Yoga teacher Tias Little travels to Telluride to talk about a whole different nature of peak asanas

The Enthusiast The arch-yogi, Shiva, was known to practice his asanas and meditate atop mountains in the Himalayas.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Singed Fringes

This year’s fire season is running as expected in the era of managing rather than extinguishing all wildfires

Local News That the forecast called for a relatively mild fire season in Northern New Mexico didn’t feel right at all when Bill Morse, public information officer on the Bonita Fire near El Rito, picked up his phone on J...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

An Enduring Effort

Llama trekking guide works to defend the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument he campaigned to create

The Enthusiast Stuart Wilde has spent a couple hundred days each year of the last 25 trekking into the canyons along the Rio Grande, where burnt-black volcanic rock soars for hundreds of feet overhead.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Elizabeth Miller
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