Author Archives: Carol Baker
The green lizard on the shoulder of Jordan Airhart is just one of the examples of native wildlife around the SMU in Taos campus. He is a sceloporus graciosus or sagebrush lizard.
What a creative crew! Students and Faculty donned Halloween costumes and enjoyed delicious snack in the auditorium while the music of Michael Jackson’s Thriller played in the background and scenes from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were projected onto the … Continue reading
The Taos Mountain Hot Air Balloon Rally celebrates its 30th year this October. About 37 pilots and a whole slew of chase crews will gather the weekend of October 26 – 28th for the annual event. Some of these colorful … Continue reading
Dr. Louis Jacobs took his GEOL 2320 Southwestern Environments: A Geologic Approach class to the Harding pegmatite mine near Dixon, New Mexico. The area was mined from about 1900 intermittently until 1958 as source for various metals such as beryllium, … Continue reading
SMU in Taos grounds staff cleared underbrush and substantially trimmed juniper and pinon trees to make room for an eighteen “basket” disc golf course. Bonfires reduced the branches to cinder and filled the autumn air with the pinon pine aroma.
SMU in Taos fall term students received professional instruction in the game of disc golf. A local professional came on campus to give students lessons. An eighteen “basket” disc golf course was recently installed on campus and included some real … Continue reading
Due to global warming and warmer and longer summers, the Taos bear population is more aggressively searching for food. One news story tells of a black bear walking into the lodge at Angel Fire ski resort. While no one actually … Continue reading
Engineering and Design for the Developing World taught by Nathan Huntoon and Environmental Field Methods taught by Andrew Quicksall were new classes in the August term never before taught at SMU in Taos. The design class “examined engineering design in … Continue reading
Rift Valley Trail, West Rim Trail, and Horse Thief Trail Known by the locals as the Taos Overlook, these are a meandering nine miles of beginner to advanced intermediate trails, which run along the volcanic mesa of the beautiful Rio … Continue reading