On National Trails day in June, retired accountant Terry Chastain, had the opportunity to hike up Ute Mountain and celebrate New Mexico’s great outdoors. In an article in The Taos News, Terry shared why it’s important to him that this special place be protected.
The Río Grande del Norte area is the protectant of New Mexico’s water. Deep within in the land lies the beginning, or headwaters, of many rivers that sustain the downstream communities. The Río Grande River is responsible for a lot of the water in New Mexico, and the abundance of water could not be possible without protection.
The Río Grande del Norte takes us back to when the Earth was pristine and its peoples lived in harmony with the land. El Río Grande del Norte is a time capsule of our nation’s rich history. It is home to many vestiges of American Indian history, including ancient legends, petroglyphs and ruins.