As Red River residents, we are writing to say that we support permanent protection of the Columbine Hondo Wilderness. My husband John has lived here almost all of his life and together we have raised our four children in Red River.
The Columbine Hondo mountains have been our outdoor love. We are now in our mid-70s and we still regularly hike in the Columbine Hondo.
We have many memories of adventures up high to its ridges and peaks. We have enjoyed its wildlife, wild flowers and geology.
Our home lies near the base of these wilderness mountains. Red River has been a great home mostly because of the pristine wilderness backdrop of the Wheeler and Columbine Hondo wilderness areas.
Our children still love these mountains too. We hope that our great grandchildren can experience it as we all have known it.
We encourage everyone to ask our legislators to permanently protect the Columbine Hondo wilderness area.
John and Judy Miller