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March 1, 2013 (Vallecitos) -- Step back in time at Vallecitos Days, set for March 15-17 at the Vallecitos Stage Station Regional Park, 37349 County Route S-2 (mile marker 34-35), Vallecito Valley, in the Anza-Borrego desert.
Ramona Trails Association, Backcountry Horsemen-San Diego Unit, California State Parks, and San Diego County Parks, sponsor the annual Vallecito Days. Join in celebrating life on the 1860’s frontier and the role of the Southern Overland Trail.
Activities will include a tour the original stage station, a mountain man camp where you can try your hand at some of the skills needed in an 1860’s life, plus visits with a Civil War infantry squad as they re-enact the California Column’s 1862 march from California to Texas. Plus many other demonstrations and exhibits.
Everyone is encouraged to dress in 1860’s period attire for activities which are free and open to the public.
Equestrian activities begin on Friday evening with camp fire festivities and other entertainment, with riders traveling on a portion of the original Southern Overland trail arriving at the station just as they did over 150 years ago. Ride participants will enjoy a delicious catered dinner with music and guest speakers sharing the history of the area by lantern light as you relax inside the stage station. (Reservations required for the ride/dinner through the Ramona Trails Association.)

Event camping is provided from Friday thru Sunday, 8 sites with 2 corrals each site are on a first come first reserved bases, other sites do not have corrals.
Additional camping before and after the event is available thru web site. There are miles and miles of public trails available in the Hawi Vallecito Cultural preserve, part of Anza Borrego State Park and adjacent to Vallecito Stage Station. This event is a sell out every year, don’t wait to make reservations.

NOTE: The County website incorrectly lists this event in Julian. It is at the Vallecito State Station Regional Park in Vallecito.

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