Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Pools and Toys

Pool noodles left at Soaking Pool Pool noodles left at Soaking Pool Steven Charter

It is a testament to just how relaxed one gets here at Valley View that we regularly gather discarded or forgotten garments, possessions and (especially) Pool Toys.

We are asking that, if you bring these things here, you also take them with you when you leave. We throw a lot of pool toys away each week. This is a profound waste and a sad record of conservation. We cannot curate this (seemingly) perpetual and ever larger "collection" of abandoned happinesses. Please remember them and take what's yours with you when you return to "The World".

We had a few incidents earlier this summer where unsupervised offspring were able to effectively block some of our plumbing drain systems. This took a good bit of time and effort to discover, analyze and then rectify or repair. These incidents most likely would not have occurred if their parents had been present. Valley View uses the water sources in many and varied ways. Fascinated and exploring children can impact our water systems when they dam up our creeks as well. If parents or guardians are around, they can guide the children to learn rather than adversely affect our systems.

This year was a crazy windy Spring and Summer and our Smoke Hut was "recruited" into becoming a "tumbleweed" on more than one occasion. We have righted it in place yet again and we encourage you to use it, or your personal vehicle, once more for all of your (legal) smoking enjoyments. All smoking on property is requested only in these locations.

Though cell phones and devices are amazing innovations, we are reminding our guests that Valley View Hot Springs is (hopefully to be viewed as) a "land that time forgot". The ambiance of a natural environment becomes more elusive when these devices are held in prominence.

With Respect and Gratitude,
Mark Jacobi
OLT Facilities Manager

Last modified on Thursday, 18 August 2022 10:39

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.