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Elevation #10 – Juntámos!

Elevation Season 2 – Episode 2: Juntámos Autumn in the Gila in New Mexico Filmed October, 2016 Tag along on the back-country adventure, as the NMD crew gathers in the Gila Wilderness. With stunning autumn colors, towering cliffs, Arizona Sycamore trees, the Gila river–and SNAKES!! Produced by New Mexico Digital http://www.nm-digital.com Directed and edited by … Continue reading »

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Elevation Season 2 – Ep#1: “Sixty” – Cave Rappelling in New Mexico

The NMD team descends into cave Sixty. Using single rope technique, and a well-lit multi-cam rig, the team rappels into a new cave in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Elevation season 2 – Episode 1: Sixty Directed and edited by Mike Ward and Dan Otero Camera by: Mike Ward, Justin Marley, and Dan Otero Featuring … Continue reading »

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Caves of the ancient Delaware Basin – 10/1/13

During the Permian period, about 250 million years ago, the Guadalupe mountains in southern New Mexico served as the northern coastline for an inland sea, now called the Delaware Basin. The marine life of this era formed a coral reef called the Capitan reef, which contained bryozoans (Moss-like invertebrates), sponges, and other micro-organisms. Millions of … Continue reading »

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Elevation episode 5 – Friction Fire

No matches?  No lighter?  No problem! Watch the NMD crew make a roaring campfire using the hand-spindle method.  This method uses a spindle and a notched board, to generate enough friction to create a live ember.  This live ember is carefully placed in a bed of dry grass.  With several deep breathes, enough oxygen is … Continue reading »

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Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

The Rio Grande del Norte national monument was established on 3/25/2013, by Presidential proclamation. This preserves about 242,555 acres of land near Taos, including the Rio Grande gorge, multiple volcanic cones and archeological collections of petroglyphs and evidence of human habitation dating back to the Archaic period. An excerpt from the presidential proclamation.  Read the … Continue reading »

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