Kay Kay's Adventures on Ojo Caliente: The Old Aspen Tree and the Posi Ouinge by Kathy Williams Hall R. N.
Ojo Caliente is located in Northern New Mexico. The town is well know for the hot mineral springs and is about 50 miles north of Santa Fe. From there you can go on a hike to see the Posi Pueblo ruins. The Posi Ouinge (po-see-o-wing-gay) was actually the home to the Tewa Indians. According to the Bureau of Land Management's information flyer: they lived in and around Ojo Caliente during the late 1300's until the early 1500's. Also: Posi Pueblo was inhabited by generations for over a thousand years and the village may have had as many as 1,000 ground floor rooms and almost as many on the 2nd and 3rd stories. Another note in the information flyer that you can take on your hike from the BLM is that: oral histories tell us Posi-ouinge was the Tewa home for a long time until an epidemic struck and the elders decided the people should depart. When you arrive to the area you can still find shards of clay from when the Tewa lived there. You however MUST leave any pottery or artifacts where you find them as it is illegal take any. One can only imagine as I did (and was inspired to write the poem of the Posi Ouinge) what a wonderful, spiritual place this once was. Another wonderful hike to do in the area is when the aspen trees are changing colors. This is what inspired me to write The Old Aspen Tree