June 5, 2021
In celebrating National Trails Day, we are excited to announce the launch of the new Anzahistoricaltrail.org partner site! This site is a resource for visitors providing interactive maps, historical information, and county-by-county guides for Arizona and California. The website even offers a virtual Anza Expedition which allows youth to become Junior Rangers for the Anza Trail!
Looking to learn more about the trail history and the spaces it crosses? We provide a list of partners supported materials that are dedicated to academics! Whether you are writing an academic paper or just looking to learn more, our partners’ materials are a great resource!
The site also hosts our trail-planner map, where you can find Anza Campsites, recreational trails, and points of interest. It also holds information on indigenous lands! The planner includes the journal entries from Font, Garces, and Anza allowing you a glimpse into the minds of the leaders of the expedition as they traveled. If you are out on the Anza Trail, the trail-planner will now work on your mobile device and will function as a means to track your location (data signal permitting). Explore the Trail – Anza Historic Trail
The site is also the new home for the Anza Trail news feed, connecting partners, volunteers, and friends from Sonora, Mexico to San Francisco, California, and everywhere in between. Enthusiastic and hard-working Anza Trail supporters are found in numerous communities along the 1200-mile trail corridor. The goal of this blog is to build a better community of Anza Trail partners and supporters in the years leading up to the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the Anza expedition in 2025-2026. Anza Trail staff members encourage partners, friends, and trail advocates to use this tool to keep in touch with current Anza Trail news and to consider submitting their own stories to be featured.
If you or your organization have Anza Trail stories to share with the community of partners, friends, and volunteers, please contact Interpretive Specialist Christopher Bentley (email@example.com) or Patrick Yoon, Community Volunteer Ambassador for the Anza Trail (firstname.lastname@example.org).