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Yearly Archives: 2006

The Valle Vidal – My Hard Sided Unit

I awoke to rain tattooing the roof. It was fall in Northern New Mexico. In the backyard my aging Dodge van’s faded black skin glistened under a rare bath. She was waiting to take me to the river. But three-dollar-a-gallon gas did what 10 years of hard driving and several near-death experiences failed to do. … Continue reading »

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The San Juan River – A Glenn May Kinda Day

The hip-waders started leaking just as I managed to settle into a promising spot a couple hundred yards below Navajo Dam on New Mexico’s fabled San Juan River. I had worked my way below a gravel bar that split the current and settled into a quiet, V-shaped pool where the two channels came back together. … Continue reading »

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The Rio Grande – When Ho Who?

While gazing out the window at work it suddenly dawned on me the flags on the pole at the police station across the street weren’t straining against the raging spring winds anymore. I stepped outside and sure enough the wind had finally died down. It was sunny, warm and much too pleasant for a workingman … Continue reading »

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The Rio Chama – Busted Butt Blues

It’s winter and I’m driving with the window rolled down, the cold air trying to crawl under layers of wool, fleece and thermal. I’m acclimating, preparing for an afternoon fishing the Chama River below the dam at Abiquiu, New Mexico. It’s one of those beautiful days with plenty of bright sunshine, just a slight hint … Continue reading »

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