Tag Archives: White Sands

Water That Binds

The night rain spreads across the sand and binds the billions of particles for a light impression of foot and claw. The kit fox emerges, and the jack rabbit, and the great horned owl. The darkling beetle wakes with the … Continue reading

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Climbing the Dog

Richard (my brother-in-law) and I rose early for our hike up the Dog Canyon National Historic Trail outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Dog Canyon is a rigorous day hike in any season, especially summer, but at least the clouded sky … Continue reading

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Dry Blue

[preparing for an August visit to New Mexico, when weather conditions may be favorable, a fly-fisher looks back at the drought…] Of what avail are forty freedoms without a blank spot on the map?– Aldo Leopold Dry Blue is both … Continue reading

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One Day on the Pecos

In a couple of months I hope to revisit northern New Mexico. Four years ago I enjoyed a fishing camp-out on the headwaters of the Pecos River in the southern Rocky Mountains. Beautiful country, wild and scenic. Last summer I … Continue reading

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Dog Canyon Hike

Several years ago my son and I began a summer hike near Alamogordo, New Mexico. It was my second hike on the Dog Canyon National Historic Trail beginning at the foot of the Sacramento Mountains. Our plan was to climb … Continue reading

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