A Sunday Outing With Heidi
Heidi has planned another fun adventure! Come experience at least two spectacular trees and explore many others as well as rock sites during this day together.
*Sunday, August 27th – Meet at 10:00 a.m. in Divide @ Venture Foods (North side of Hwy. 24 before stoplight)
  11115 US Highway 24, Divide, CO 80814 – (719) 687-9433
*Bring a sack lunch and water/drink
*We will be gone four to five hours
*From Venture Foods we will carpool, heading west on Highway 24 past Lake George to just beyond Round Mountain Campground, turning on Road 31 just shy of Wilkerson Pass.
*Road 31 is dirt and somewhat “washboardy.” There will be some washouts and rocks to maneuver around. A pickup truck, jeep or other higher-clearance vehicle will be fine. If you have this kind of vehicle to drive, please let me know in the RSVP so we can make sure we have enough room for those who will leave their vehicles at the Venture Foods parking lot.
*This day will not include extended walking, but will involve exploring around wooded and rocky areas.
*Plan to spend the entire time if you join us as there are a few turnoffs. The area is quite remote, so we will stay together.
*RSVP to Please indicate the number in your party and type of vehicle you’ll be driving.

Heidi Wigand-Nicely

719 510-6070
Author, Stirring Up Memories: Meals and Treats from Fox Run Bed & Breakfast
Tree Tour Leader — NASTaP (Native American Sacred Trees and Places)

Heidi at one of the trees we’ll see on this trip.



Video Interview With Siblings Who Knew the “Indian Trees” In the 1940s

Janet Shown, NASTaP Vice President, Video interviewer

I am so excited to share the link below. It is a video interview I took August 1, 2022 at Glen Isle Resort, Bailey, Colorado. Two couples came in, including a brother and sister. Each were born in the 1940s. Their family had a cabin in Bailey not too far from Glen Isle. They both remember their mother telling them to watch for bent “Indian trees” along US Highway 285.  Like the owners of Glen Isle, the sister knew the trees as directional indicators. The family’s Bailey area property included a tree with two 90° turns in it. I interpreted that tree as a typical Ute burial tree.

Link to the interview


Spruce Mountain Hike and Tree Tour

Images from NASTaP’s Spruce Mountain event is here.

Be sure to hover your mouse over the images for possible additional information to enjoy.


Honoring Sacred Knowledge

Thank you to all who attended our Virtual Gathering hosting Dr. Lisa Grayshield. She and her daughter began the presentation with a song they accompanied with drum music. It was simply wonderful. Dr. Grayshield’s enthusiasm, knowledge and gentle spirit always shine through and we embrace the “Indigenous Ways of Knowing” wisdom she shares with us. 

Participants also enjoyed a video trailer showing past NASTaP events, sacred sites and trees along with words and thoughts by Dr. James Jefferson. We appreciate all who were a part of this event.