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Okay to ascend Mt Taylor

September 12 2001 at 12:13 PM
Jon McCorkell  (no login)

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I appreciate Adam's concern for not violating religious concerns of native Americans.
I have lived in NM since 1973 and have done Taylor on hiking boots, on snow shoes and on x c skiis. There is an annual Quadrathlon to the summit of Mt Taylor.
I have also worked in NM in Search and Rescue with fellow volunteers who are "Native American" or "Indian". I have never heard any expression of concern about summiting Mt Taylor.
In many cases the sacred spots are not the actual summits. In NM if you find deer antlers or similar animal fragments within stone circles or half circles, please do not disturb or remove them.

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