Pecos River, New Mexico, USA


Pecos, New Mexico. 29 miles from it’s source. Learn more

I had the pleasure of living close to this wonderful river for a time. On our frequent trips into the Pecos Wilderness we would pass over this tiny river not really grasping it’s history or magnitude. It runs parallel to and then joins the great Rio Grande. It carries vital water supplies to the parched deserts of New Mexico and West Texas. Considered one of the longer rivers in the US it played a huge part in settling what was considered the “Wild West.” Even as I dipped the cloth into the river last summer I didn’t quite get how special it was to catch it’s flow so close to the source. All of a sudden I was part of something that is 926 miles long. —  Artist, Jenna Gersbach, aka MyHungreyEye