Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Members Appreciation Weekend, Aug 8-10

Lucky LaRue playing for 2002 Members Weekend Lucky LaRue playing for 2002 Members Weekend Terry Seitz

Valley View isn't just a special place. It's also a remarkable community full of diverse talents, brilliant insights, and unending kindness. Like our spring waters, this extended family brings warmth and nourishment to the Valley View experience. It would not be the same without you!

OLT is honored to celebrate all our amazing supporters with this annual party and concert. It's the one weekend we set aside our capacity quotas and turn no member away. Many travel from afar to reconnect and reminisce with old friends. We all pass along Valley View's traditions and culture. Some who grew up coming here now bring their own children. But even with so many people, our common respect for nature and one another prevails. Folks work together to share the limited space and facilities throughout the weekend, making for a very chill festival. 

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We'll host a Contributor's Auction Saturday morning and try to beat the Raft Record of years past (18 in 2007). There's a huge potluck before Saturday night's concert and staff will be serving up breakfast the next morning.

There's often games, body paint, drumming, dance, and music--plenty of silliness for kids of all ages. Given the recent rainfall, we'll likely have hosted campfires each evening. We'll host special tours for the Ranch, astronomy, hydroelectic system, and of course our beloved bats. We'd especially like to recognize those who've carried Valley View's torch the furthest and longest. There will be prizes and gifts. Here, everyone wins!

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For the education, enjoyment, and well-being of current and future generations, Orient Land Trust: 
promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.