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“Llama trekking seemed a perfect fit,” explains Stuart Wilde, who came to the New Mexico backcountry outside of Taos more than two decades ago. “As an outdoor educator and conservation advocate, they help me teach about minimal-impact backcountry ethics and sustainable tourism.”

Crowned with a sky so wide that it threatens to define infinity, the Big Bend region of West Texas remains one of the last true frontiers in the Lower 48, a landscape unique in the world. Keene Haywood has been a frequent visitor to Big Bend National Park for the past 20 years, having formerly worked for The Nature Conservancy in the nearby Davis Mountain Preserve. Here’s his insider guide to this geological wonder.

Paddling the Rio Grande

Humorist Will Rogers, the story goes, once described the Rio Grande as “the only river I ever saw that needed irrigation.” But on a recent afternoon a few miles from Albuquerque, the biggest city in what the U. S. Drought Monitor has dubbed the driest state in America, the waterway still evoked its name.