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jaybirdsen

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De Anza Springs
« on: November 06, 2019, 08:27:21 PM »
Here is a copy of the latest De Anza Springs weekly newsletter.

They've been running a series on their hiking trails.  All nude and net free friendly. I've never taken any cover along on any hike.

I just copied and pasted the link so I hope it is clickable.  You can also visit their site and signup to get the newsletter as well.  A lot of activities there yet hiking and water volley ball are probably the most popular.
Cheers


http://www.deanzasprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Newsletter-10-28-2019.pdf


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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2019, 01:00:42 AM »
Nothing in that newsletter on the hiking trails. Got any back issues? Was there history, or maps, or any goodies? There is a railroad through there with history. A couple of old trains were left sitting, what's with that? The Native American remains are not explained. I looked for info on the tribes and got one book. It is as though the whole culture was murdered, assimilated and swallowed up brutally. But who were they, besides naked people next to a stream and trees, which are gone, climate changed.

We know that that vagina was sacred and the site of fertility and bonding.

Jus' a few questions that I picked up during my visits.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 08:40:00 PM »
Sorry JB.  I thought that issue had an article on the chimney trail.  I'll attach other issues if I can find them.  The last time I was there, which has been a while due to nagging foot and back issues, the tracks were off limits as a new RR outfit was going to start using them.  The upper chimney trail is still ok and the trail to the falls is ok if you just cross the tracks and don't follow them.  Here is a couple of hikes without accompanying newsletter

https://www.deanzasprings.com/the-chimney-track/

https://www.deanzasprings.com/temple-peak-loop-trail/

I'll sort through the issues I have and attach ones with hiking information.


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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 08:18:00 PM »
That's fun. I thought the chimney was that cave-like shoot running up the temple that starts near the vagina. I don't think that I have ever bumped into the chimney, so there will be something new to explore.

I have had plans to further my exploration of the tracks. I hope that the new activities there won't get in the way. Also, there is apparently a swimming hole something down the tracks near that first huge bridge.

The geology report fun as I could visualize what they were talking about. The whole place often gives me an impression like an old cavemen movie, with smoking volcanoes as the earth settles early on. I'll see it differently, when I get back.

Yea! what ever it is that you've got, this is great info. Maybe next year it is time to revisit. It has been a few years.
Jbee
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 11:28:02 PM »

Hello JB.

The chimney is on the trail above and to the right of the rail road tracks in the gorge.  There are several access points to the ridge just west of the resort. If walking south on the ridge before you get to the rail road cars below the trail intersects with a trail going above the gorge. The trail descends to a small group of trees after these trees you will encounter another group trees in a few minutes walk. Then the trail goes up a bit.  You will see old rusty cans strewn along the hillside down slope to your left.  Look for a cairn on your right and a narrow foot path leading up hill. This will take you to a clearing where the chimney is. I think it was from the bunkhouse for the rail road workers running the water tank there. 

I took my md up there one day hoping to find some old coins and only got a big hit for silver in a rock I found laying around.  I left it on the hearth.
In probing around with a piece of re-bar I'm pretty sure I found the spot for the out house yet I didn't feel the need to disturb what has got to be a huge stash of old bottles and such.  I was just trying to figure out the layout of the place and how they lived.

Here is the latest news from De Anza with an article on the history of the trails.  There is a link at the bottom to more info on trails and if you look under activities on the website a list of trails. 
Cheers.
Jim


  http://www.deanzasprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Newsletter-11-19-2019.pdf

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 01:49:20 AM »
This is fun!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 08:24:11 PM »
Here is another issue with some hiking information.  The De Anza web site has improved their hiking guide so a check of their site may be helpful as well.
Last year the rail road tracks were off limits due to a new rail operation starting.  Citations were being issued to hikers and mountain bikers on the rail route.
According to De Anza hiking guide the track hike is listed again so maybe the rail operation went bust or something.  I'd verify with the front office before heading out on the tracks.  I probably won't get out there for a hike until March or so yet I'll send a report when I do.  Still the best place I've ever found for hours of no net hiking.



http://www.deanzasprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Newsletter-1-6-2020.pdf

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 04:38:44 AM »
For one, I doubt that the place is being patrolled looking for the errant hiker. Who would issue the citation.

Two, I don't carry ID when I'm taking a nude day hike. What do could they do? Ask for my correct name and trust me?

Sounds very very bunk.

I'll wander with only concern for a rail machine in a tight space. Even so, there should be plenty of warning. It's not ike a big machine could sneak up on me and run me over. That track is not built for speed anyway. Train has the right of way, I figure. ;D
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2020, 09:16:36 AM »
HOLY SMOKES! I just got quoted, or pinged! The article after that  hiking article (thank-you) was lifted from my website. "Pondering Boundaries." So nice to know people are finding my stuff useful.

Those 5 hikes will probably pull DF and me toward De Anza to check them out. We'll see how things unfold this year. They look to be best in Spring or Fall and when it isn't raining so much.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2020, 12:30:21 AM »
Regarding two posts back.  They actually were issuing citations for 3-4 Benjies when I was there.  Someone called into the office about it when I was signing in and I heard them explain that a new RR company was starting up there.  I recently checked with the office and apparently that activity has stopped for now so hiking the tracks is okay.

I didn't notice that other article of yours in that issue.  Nice to be quoted.

Here is the latest issue.  The northeast trail also leads to the Carrizo Gorge overlook about 5 mi RT.  Beautiful view of all the trestles from about 600 feet above.  Pretty easy hike until the last 600' traverse.  Let me know if you are heading out there and I'll give you directions for the hike.  Pretty easy really if you remember one or two turns.
http://www.deanzasprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Newsletter-1-27-2020.pdf

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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 08:03:49 PM »


http://www.deanzasprings.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Newsletter-2-24-2020.pdf

Here is the link to the latest De Anza Springs newsletter.  They are advertising a nude hike to the Carrizo Gorge railway trestle taking place in May.
I'll follow up with details as they are provided.