20 May '11, 9pm

New #wilderness bill in #NewMexico introduced! Check it out: Protecting the Organ Mountains hits home.

New #wilderness bill in #NewMexico introduced! Check it out: Protecting the Organ Mountains hits home.

May 20, 2011 By Michael B. Casaus Organ Mountains in New Mexico. Credit: oflazer, Flickr. While I was an undergraduate at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, I often took refuge from hitting the books by hiking the Dripping Springs Trail at the base of the Organ Mountains. Over the years, I introduced the area to several friends and cousins, many of whom still recount fond memories of hiking the trail, picnicking near the La Cueva rock shelter, and the spectacular views of the Mesilla Valley down below. To this day, whenever I visit my family in Las Cruces, I can’t leave without a visit to the spectacular Organs, the place which kept me sane during those grueling undergraduate final exams. The recently re-introduced bill by New Mexico Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, the Organ Mountains – Doña Ana County Conservation and Protection Act (S. 1024) , will create 2...

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