Posts tagged with: National Monument

Gila Cliff Dwelling NM is an interesting foil to Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. It was established as the eighth national monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907, only a year after the Antiquities Act became law. Following his interpretation of the Act’s...
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Outside Las Cruces, New Mexico, my mom and I went on a walk in the Organ Mountains—named because of the resemblance of the granite needles to the gleaming pipes of an organ.  We walked toward this jagged skyline under ethereal...
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We were skiing into Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument against the better judgement of the woman in charge of hut reservations. We were aiming to spend a night at Big Springs Hut, which is normally accessed by a five...
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Last Tuesday I woke up, made coffee, and sat on my couch scrolling through Google alerts about national monuments. One article I pulled up mentioned that public meetings were being held for the management plan of the new Grand Staircase-Escalante...
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