Earlier this fall Ryan Heffernan was commissioned by Angel Fire Resort to document their unique outdoor activities. Located in the
beautiful Southern Rockies of New Mexico, Angel Fire recently opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of their ski mountain. The highlight stretch of the tour allows adrenaline seekers to fly hundreds of feet above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600 foot tandem zipline.
Fall Fire Reflection - Robert Dunn - taken in NM
This plant occurs throughout the Mojave, Sonoran, and Chihuahuan deserts. Its distribution extends from southern California northeast through southern Nevada to the southwest corner of Utah and southeast through southern Arizona and New Mexico to western Texas and north-central Mexico.
Actually, what botanists classify as a single species in the North American deserts is now known to consist of three genetically different shrubs. Creosote bushes of the Mojave Desert have 78 chromosomes, those of the Sonoran Desert (southern Arizona) have 52 chromosomes, while those of west Texas (Chihuahuan Desert) have only 26.
Creosote bushes are very long lived, many of them existing for one hundred years, and can grow to a height of 15 feet. There is one living creosote bush that is estimated to be nearly 12,000 years old!
- The creosote plant was a virtual pharmacy for Native Americans and the steam from the leaves was inhaled to relieve congestion. It was also used in the form of a medicinal tea to cure such ailments as flu, stomach cramps, cancer, coughs, colds, and others.
Dia de los Muertos by Cam Giblin (art kicks)
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Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner’s Catlol - click on inset box - not video
SPACE PORT - On June 19, ground will be broken in New Mexico for Spaceport America, the world’s first commercial spaceport built for launching private citizens into space. Groundbreaking ceremonies will include a flyover by Virgin Galactic’s WhiteKnightTwo, the mothership that will send tourists on their way to space in SpaceShip2. Virgin Galactic will be the first – if not most important — tenant of Spaceport America, and already more than 250 people have put money down to take trips to the edge of space as early as next year.
via Mac Tonnies
- See Where The World’s First Commercial Space Flights Will Take Off From (businessinsider.com)
- Sir Richard Branson, his children and maybe even Angelina Jolie will be first Virgin Galactic space tourists (dailymail.co.uk)