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Santa Teresa Park Wildflowers, Spring 2002

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Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge Wildflowers 2008

Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Stile, 5/4/08

Santa Teresa Park HDR Sunset Pictures, Pueblo Area, 2/7/10

Outdoor Photography Class/Wildflower Walk, Bernal Ranch/Hill 4/4/09

Geocaching Class, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 4/11/09

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/3/09

Healthy Trails Hike, Fortini, Mine, Stile Ranch Trails, 5/9/09

Santa Teresa Sunset Pictures 2/7/10

Norred Trail Workday, 3/13/10

Pre-Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Mine-Stile Ranch Trail, 5/2/10

Santa Teresa Park Sunset Pictures, 5/21, 5/27/10

Spider Night, Bernal Ranch, 10/30/10

REI Stile Ranch Trail Workday, 11/16/10

Stile Ranch Trail Sunset 1/29/11

Sun, Clouds, and Rainbows, Santa Teresa Park, 1/30/11

REI Stile Ranch Trail Workday 11/5/11

Stile Ranch Trail Sunset 1/29/11

Santa Teresa Park Sun, Clouds, and Rainbows Pueblo Area, Ridge Trail, January 30, 2011

Facebook Album: Santa Teresa Park, 11/20/11

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Facebook Album: Coyote Peak 12/3/11 (Chris Horii)

Facebook Album: Bernal Hill Hike, 1/8/12

Facebook Album: Pueblo Area Sunset, 4/11/12

Wildflower hike, Mine, Stile Ranch, Fortini Trails, 4/22/12

Bernal Ranch East Barn Restoration, 7/8/12

Waterfall, Rainbow, and Clouds, 12/26/12

Coyote Peak Pictures, 12/27/12

Lichen Hike, Stile, Mine, Fortini Trails, 2/16/13

Hidden Springs to Rocky Ridge Hike, 2/17/13

Meteor Shower Campout, 8/10/13

Facebook Album: Post-Thanksgiving Hike to Coyote Peak in Santa Teresa Park, 11/29/13

Facebook Album: Bernal Hill Hike, Santa Teresa Park, 12/8/13

Facebook Album: Archery Range, Santa Teresa Park, 2/22/14

Coyote Peak Top, 4/21/14

Coyote Peak to Rocky Ridge Hike, 4/21/14

Facebook Album: Santa Teresa Hills Fire, 6/30/14

Family Fandango Day

Santa Teresa County Park 

October 4, 2014

The pictures below were taken on Family Fandango Day, held on October 4, 2014 at the Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch in the Santa Teresa County Park Historical Area on Manila Drive. This was the ninth year for this event, which celebrates the history of the ranch. Here are pictures, which were taken by Ron Horii. They are organized by activity and are not necessarily chronological.

Bridgett Orcutt & Jason Bombadier are helping to setup Fandango. Julie Lee, who worked on organizing the event, is in the background.

Edie Hanson is handling the park information table.

Visitors start to come in.

The Friends of Santa Teresa Park (FOSTP) had an information table setup by the Joice Trailhead.

Jenel Vincze (left) from 4H visits the FOSTP booth. Helping at the booth are Roxanne Koopman, Mike Boulland, Dorene Boulland, and Ed Jackson.

Visitors check out the model of Rancho Santa Teresa.

The poster on the table is the proof of a new interpretive sign that FOSTP will be dedicating on Coyote Peak.

Music was provided by Son De Alla y de Aca (formerly El Mosquito)

There were kids crafts table. This is a yarn craft table, with Mary Moran.

This is an art table with Phyllis Carrasco.

Paul Bernal has historic pictures of the Bernal Family. He has costumes where kids can dress up like Spanish soldiers, as well as ropes, saddles, and other ranching gear.

Paul Bernal talks about his family, who founded Rancho Santa Teresa.

Dennis Moran draws caricatures.

Teri Rogoway of the Open Space Authority has tables with clay crafts, as well as information about the Open Space Authority.

Kids are making and decorating clay bowls.

Coyote Crest 4H had several tables.

Kids could paint pigs at the Coyote Crest 4H Swine Project's table.

At this 4H table, kids could build Eco-bot robots from tiny motors and toothbrush heads.

The goal was to get the Eco-bot to clean up the "pollution" (sunflower seeds).

Delfina and Francisco Garcia had a Meson Del Minero (trading post).

Food was provided by Fish Taco Wabo.

In the back of the West Barn, Julie Lee is directing volunteers who will be staffing the cattle roping and branding area.

Cattle roping.

Cattle branding.

This team came to Fandango as part of the Parks for Life Challenge, where teams score points by performing specific tasks.

Volunteer Greg Koopman helps with the cattle-roping.

These rabbits were on display as part of the Coyote Crest 4H Rabbit Project.

Jason holds one of his rabbits.

Inside the East Barn are several exhibits related to ranching. In front is a corn husker.

This exhibit demonstrates the use of block and tackle to lift hay bales. The more loops and pulleys, the less force is required to lift the bale, but the more length of rope that needs to be pulled.

In another part of the East Barn is this restored buggy.

This old wagon is also in the East Barn.

Park Interpreter Heidi McFarland worked together with Julie Lee to organize Fandango. She introduces Elena Robles (right) and the dancers of Folklorico Nacional Mexicano.

Page created by Ron Horii, 10/7/14