June 12, 2018
A "giant" in the world of California colonial history, Phil Valdez, Jr., passed away, May 10th, 2018 in Ukiah after a valiant fight with a long term illness.
May 03, 2018
Melissa Avery is known as “Chasqui Mom" and blogs about her outdoor family adventures in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Melissa and her Family often pass Anza Trail Auto Route signage, the Anza Trail historic corridor, and certified Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail during their family adventures and daily lives in the Bay Area.
April 26, 2018
Join us as we follow the Anza Expedition from the Yuma Crossing through the Colorado Desert in Baja California and Imperial County! This Story Map Cascade shows off some of the best opportunities to experience a landscape similar to what the expedition would have seen as they traveled through.
April 19, 2018
All Aboard! Did you know that the Trails & Rails program is a partnership between Amtrak and the National Park Service that educates travelers on the heritage and natural resources of a specific region while traveling by rail? Check out the Juan Bautista de Anza Trails & Rails Volunteer opportunities today!
April 09, 2018
Did you know that there are Dark Sky Parks and Communities along the Anza Trail? These places have been certified by the International Dark Sky Association as a dark sky place and are beautiful places to experience the Anza Trail and photograph the night sky. And there are many other places along the trail to shoot the stars! Read below for some tools of the trade and get out there to #FindYourTrail and your #NightSky!
April 02, 2018
The Tucson Audubon has been working in along the Anza Trail near Tubac, Arizona. Read about their Lucy's nestbox study first year report.
March 27, 2018
In the Bicentennial edition of Antepasados, produced by Los Californianos, Lydia Margarita Weis chose to memorialize María Ygnacia Manuela Piñuelas de Féliz in a poem, “To Manuela.” We selected to pull this tribute out of the archives to end our series during Women’s History Month commemorating the women of the expedition and Manuela, the only death of the expedition.
March 15, 2018
Park Ranger Fatima Colindres from Golden Gate National Recreation Area shares a personal connection with the legacy and women from the Anza Expedition. Ranger Colindres brings history alive with her interpretive program that highlights the life of Juana Briones, a descendant of the Anza Expedition.
March 08, 2018
Golden Gate Bridge Volunteer Lenna Saleh shares her experience of serendipitously learning about the Anza Trail via the Passport to Your National Parks program and her road trip to visit all (but two) of the passport stamp locations. She reflects on learning about the expedition, California's history, and the varied landscapes of the trail.
March 02, 2018
Story Maps - Anza Expedition through children's eyes. A new interactive map experience for digital visitors to the Anza Trail.
February 22, 2018
Introduction to Afro-Latino presence and contributions to Early California.
February 15, 2018
Serious birders from sea to shining sea and beyond are familiar with the Anza Trail in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, for the beauty, diversity and rarity of birds seen there.
February 13, 2018
In February the National Park Service is exploring stories and inspiration from leaders and about leadership. In this article, Anza Society member, Ronald Quinn, Ph.D. explores two of the leaders of the 1775-76 colonizing expedition and the motivations behind their leadership.
February 01, 2018
Introducing Story Maps - a new interactive map experience for digital visitors to the Anza Trail. We're sharing the first in a series of maps about the Santa Cruz River Valley in Southern Arizona.
January 25, 2018
Anza Trail Color Guard president is recruiting for volunteers! Learn more about what our living historians do as interpreters of the Anza Trail.
January 11, 2018
An introduction to the many components of the Anza Trail and how to find where to visit.
January 04, 2018
LHIP Intern Lizzet Pineda, describes her six month internship with the Anza Trail.
December 19, 2017
Welcome letter from Superintendent starting the blog