Anza Trail Blog

Archive: Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

Hike Report: Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , Santa Clara County , hiking

Recently opened to the public the Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve provides people with great opportunity to hike, bike or ride horseback… Read more »

Hike Report: Ed Levin County Park

Tagged as:   Recreation Trail , Santa Clara County , hiking

The Anza Trail is partnering with Santa Clara County Parks to offer a series of hikes in celebration of the National Park… Read more »

Public Lands Day on the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , Recreation Trail , Santa Cruz County , Tumacácori , Volunteers , hiking

On September 26, 2015 Ranger Gabriel lead a group on a Anza Trail clean up at Tumacácori National Historical Park for Public… Read more »

Where the Anza Trail Meets Silicon Valley: The View from Coyote Valley Open Space

Tagged as:   California , Santa Clara County

On June 27, 2015, as Anza Expedition descendants commemorated their ancestors’ arrival at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new public land… Read more »

The Dirt on Adobe

Tagged as:   history , youth

If you work with Spanish colonial history, you've probably felt obligated at some point to conduct an adobe brick making demonstration. And… Read more »

They Must Have Been Pretty Tough...

Tagged as:   San Francisco County , history , youth

Bay Area native Noble Henderson is researching the Anza Trail in order to earn a Boy Scouts National Historic Trails Award. He… Read more »

Anza Trail Volunteer Phil Valdez Receives Department of Interior Award

Tagged as:   Volunteers

Phil Valdez, Jr., long-time volunteer historian for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, received the Department of Interior Citizen's Award… Read more »

Anza Trail Color Guard Claims a Top Prize

Tagged as:   San Diego County , Volunteers , living history , youth

Anza Trail partners the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and Soldados y Californios de SoCal received a top honor for their Spanish colonial… Read more »

Study Seeks Input from Tucson's Hispanic Community on the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , Pima County , Volunteers

Participate in a Discussion / Participe en una Discusión: Monday, July 13, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 Woods Memorial Library 3455 N. First… Read more »

Art Walk Brings Students Through Oakland History

Tagged as:   Alameda County , Art , California , Historic Sites , youth

This week students brought art and history together for a unique walk to Oakland's Peralta Hacienda, a certified site of the Juan… Read more »

Review - Juan Bautista de Anza: The King's Governor in New Mexico by Carlos R. Herrera

Tagged as:   history

The author’s publishers call this book the first comprehensive biography of Juan Bautista de Anza. Early reviewers have described Dr. Herrera’s effort… Read more »

Daughters of the American Revolution Unveil Anza Marker in Morgan Hill

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County , Volunteers , history

The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) has commemorated the Anza Expedition with a new marker at the expedition’s… Read more »

Tubac Presidio's Shaw Kinsley Receives Top Honor

Tagged as:   Arizona , Historic Sites

Shaw Kinsley, director of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, received the Al Merito Award – the highest honor The Arizona Historical contributions and who serve as… Read more »

Intern Projects Include Audio Tour of the Anza Trail in the Sonoran Desert

Tagged as:   Arizona , Maricopa County , youth

Last year, the Academy of American Studies at Sandra Day O’Connor High School in Phoenix, Ariz., contributed three talented, accomplished, and enthusiastic… Read more »

National Park Service Centennial Launches with FindYourPark.com; Anza Trail Webinars April 21 & 23

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The National Park Service Centennial kicks off April 2, 2015, with the launch of a new movement: Find Your Park. From now… Read more »

Photo Essay Shares a View Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Art , California , Culture , Imperial County

An off road vehicle user has been riding the Ocotillo Wells area since he was a toddler. A sheepherder from Peru spends many… Read more »

Scouting for Wildflowers along the Salinas River

Tagged as:   Nature , Recreation Trail , San Luis Obispo County , hiking

Four years of historically low rainfall has created a new perspective for plant sighting, and a fun way to take in the… Read more »

Destination: Alamos, Sonora, Mexico!

Tagged as:   Historic Sites , Mexico

On  May 9, 1775, Juan Bautista de Anza left Alamos, Sonora, with an army, horses, cattle, and mules loaded with supplies bound for… Read more »

Las Lagunas de Anza Certified an Official Site of the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , Historic Sites , Nature , Santa Cruz County

Las Lagunas de Anza, a Nogales, Ariz., wetland restored and managed by the Santa Fe Ranch Foundation, was designated an official Certified… Read more »

5th Annual Anza Days Coming to Mission San Gabriel March 15

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Missions , Volunteers , living history

Presents the th Anza Days at Mission San Gabriel Sunday, March 15, 201510AM - 3PM San Gabriel Mission 428 South Mission Drive San… Read more »

Historian Carlos R. Herrera Releases Anza Biography; Meet the Auther in Burbank, Feb. 7

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation , history

A new biography of Juan Bautista de Anza by historian and Anza Trail Foundation Board Member Carlos Herrera comes out this winter… Read more »

Show Us Your Place on the #AnzaTrail

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Anza Trail users! We want you to tell us where and how you engage with the Anza Trail. Take a photo of… Read more »

Poetry of the Wild: Create Art Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   ATCA , Arizona , Nature , Santa Cruz County

[Compiled from the websites of the Tubac Center of the Arts and the Anza Trail Coalition of Arizona:] The Tubac Center of the… Read more »

An Illustrated Hike Along the New Miller Trail

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Recreation Trail

Winter time in the Bay Area brings a sense of unpredictable adventure when planning outdoor excursions, and this proved true on my… Read more »

Junior Ranger Francesca’s Travels on the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Historic Sites , youth

This past Labor Day weekend, intrepid Junior Ranger Francesca, a 5th-grader from New Mexico, traveled the Anza Trail with her father to… Read more »