This is a great piece about the area of Northern New Mexico where the Rio Grande flows. While I never spent much time on the west side of the Sangre de Christos growing up, it was just over the mountains. While living in Los Alamos, I grew to love and hate the fickle Rio. It was where I learned that nothing in fishing comes easy and that no matter how good you think you are, the river always calls the shots. It is a humbling river.
Today, the Rio Grande was designated as a National Monument. This protects it from over development and for future generations to enjoy, just as we have. Click here for a better overview of the new designation of the river.
This is great news as it was a community driven process. Lets hope that there will be more designations of rivers who need it.
|Rio Grande with Ute Mountain-Adriel Heisey|