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Consider a Local Adventure

Consider a Local Adventure

We’ve all been there; facing the start of summer with an ambitious list of parks to visit and trails to hike, campgrounds to stake out and waters to paddle. Then suddenly the leaves are falling, it’s Halloween, and you’re planning a Thanksgiving feast while your backpack gathers dust in the garage. The good thing is that there is still time to get outside, even in the midst of the holiday rush. All it takes is a little redefinition of the adventure.

We are blessed with a multitude of choices here in our own state, from high peaks to red rock formations to desert solitude. Whatever your style, you don’t have to go far to take a break from it all and get a dose of stunning nature. In this article for Outside Magazine, Aaron Gully describes his adventures with an Artemis camper in the New Mexico and Colorado area. “Adventure is a mindset. Exploration does not have to equal exoticism.” Rather than traveling far afield, he dove deeper into the wild places close at hand.

We’d like to take a page from Aaron’s playbook as winter approaches, and we’d love to help you do the same. If you’re yearning for a little adventure to balance the hectic holidays, come on in to Taos Mountain Outfitters. We’ll help you daydream and get you set up with the right gear to make your trip a success. All we ask is that you bring back your awesome tales to share with us!

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument August Hikes/Events

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument August Hikes/Events

Saturday-Sunday, August 6-7 2016 Range Tour: This driving tour will feature 14 stops and 21 speakers including ranchers and agency personnel, at sites on the Taos Plateau, Wild Rivers and Sunshine Valley. You will learn about rehabilitation methods that have been tried, identify vegetation species that thrive under different treatments, and see effects of thinningContinue Reading

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument July 2016 Hikes/Events

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument July 2016 Hikes/Events

Saturday, July 9 – 9 am 2 hours Petaca Point Trail, Orilla Verde ‒ Meet at the trailhead on NM 567, about a 1 1⁄2 mile drive west from Taos Junction Bridge for this easy 2 1⁄2 mile round trip hike along the west rim of the Gorge with park ranger Barry Weinstock. Saturday, JulyContinue Reading