The Sangre de Cristo mountain range received well above average snowfall this past winter. That could mean increased water flow from the springs. In late March, the volume of water from all the springs was significantly less than normal and far below what we enjoyed last year. We are eagerly anticipating the recharge from this winter's snowfall. While it will probably cool down the top ponds, a pattern we have observed most years, we should have more water for generating electricity, which will mean a return to normal temperatures for the heated pools. Because the winter was cold and snowy, there were fewer visitors than in recent years for the months of January, February, and March. This could mean that there will be an increase in demand for the coming warmer months. Be advised, think ahead and call for reservations. Reservations may be even more important for achieving the access you want this year.
The first Saturday in May is World Naked Gardening Day. This year It falls on May 4, 2019, and if you're thinking of celebrating, make sure you consider joining us at Everson Ranch for a day filled with special activities, gardening fun and delicious food!
According to Wikipedia, World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) was introduced in 2005 as a nudist movement to discourage body shaming and encourage acceptance of all forms of the human body.
But you might argue that naked gardening has been 'a thing' since the garden of Eden.
We are calling for volunteers for the annual weed pull. We are again asking for help to pull several species of invasive weeds at the hot springs. The weed species we are targeting are: Houndstongue, Bull Thistle, and Horehound. The two days will be June 5 and 6. Contact Rosie at