Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Video is 1080p HD! Adjust setting in viewer for full effect. Damn it all. Here I was all set to jump back in with a fine big story, but current events grabbed me by the throat and wouldn't let go. Be that as it may, I'm alive and kicking. Enjoy the video—an excellent metaphor for [...]

female Canada goose

Location: Rio Grande del Norte National Monument a few miles north of Pilar

There isn't any doubt. Her mate stayed close by on guard duty while she ate. We watched her grazing with her head submerged off and on for maybe fifteen minutes and then drove off to the end of the paved road where we cross the river and turn around. On the way back, the two [...]

More iPhone 6s Plus video. Check the settings and you can watch it at 1080p. Here's another river video. This one shows you what it looks like turning downstream. I shot this at the end of October on a beautiful warm day. The water is so clear!

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Itty bitty piece o’ the national monument

"See that road? The way it goes way off to the right and then turns for those two hills?" "Maybe..." "You can tell how it must drop down into the that big valley between the plateau and the mountains in the far distance. I've always been curious what's over that ridge. The view must be [...]

bighorn sheep in the Rio Grande Gorge

Definitely noticed us but didn’t mind too much

We saw these female bighorn sheep hopping over boulders at the bottom of the gorge near the Rio Grande. Some of the rocks are full of holes from gases trapped while the minerals were in a molten state. The geology of this place is only partly known to me, but they look like chunks of [...]

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