The Big Picture
Deming art teacher Jesse Kriegel paints murals of the ancient Mimbres people

Seeking the Wave
The Paria Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness — spectacular beauty, but at a cost

Forest Firestorm
Debating the Forest Service's new Travel Management rules

A Dangerous Point
Exploring the Point of Rocks, along the perilous Jornada del Muerto

Columns and Departments

Editor's Note
Desert Diary
Southwest Gardener
Henry Lightcap's Journal
100 Hikes
The Starry Dome
Talking Horses
Ramblin' Outdoors
Guides to Go
Continental Divide

Special Sections

40 Days & 40 Nights
The To-Do List

Red or Green

China Restaurant
Dining Guide
Table Talk

Arts Exposure

Arts Scene
Gallery Guide

Body, Mind
& Spirit

Avesa: New Beginnings

About the cover


About the Cover



cover art


About the Cover: Created by wind and water from ancient dunes, the curves and angles of the Wave attract hikers and photographers from around the globe to the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness on the Colorado Plateau. Photographer Will Keener tells about how he got this shot inside this issue.


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