OLT - Items filtered by date: March 2019
Tuesday, 16 April 2019 03:02


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.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 03:01

World Naked Gardening Day, May 4th

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.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 03:00

Weed Mitigation, June 5-6

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 

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 02:55

Bodywork Umbrella

The gifted team of body workers offer an array of integrative therapies focused on well being. Relax, Rejuvenate, Release

Orient Land Trust is a nonprofit land trust
dedicated to the preservation of Valley View Hot Springs (VVHS) and its viewshed—
including natural and biologic resources, agricultural lands, wildlife habitat,
open space, and historic and geologic features of the northern San Luis Valley—
for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.