Local Landscapes: Valle Vidal Morning

Valle Vidal, NM ---- The Valley of Life wasonce destined to be a coalbed methane exploration area. However, mainly due to local protests, the more than 100,000 acres that comprise the Valle Vidal was donated by Pennzoil to the Carson National Forest in 1982 and thereby forever protected (we hope). Home to all sorts of creatures, from elk to trout fishermen, it's a beautiful natural haven about 50 miles from home.