Natural N.M. wonder sits on valued methane
INSIDE THE CARSON NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. Oscar Simpson scrabbles up a sandstone wall 1,000 feet above the forest floor and rests at the top, looking.
Below him, nearly 40,000 acres of the Valle Vidal stretch out with mint and olive greens, slivers of rusty reds and cornstalk yellows, dots of chocolaty browns.
It's photogenic terrain superior to what any landscape painter could depict, home to thousands of Rocky Mountain elk, Rio Grande cutthroat trout and microscopic fairy ...
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