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Below are photos of our ranch and surrounding areas.  There are wintertime photos on Winter 2001 page.

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Ranch House

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Summer 2001
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Summer 2001
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Crabapple - Spring 2001
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Crabapple - Spring 2001
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Summer 99
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Summer 99
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Summer 99

Barn, Garage and Outbuildings

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Barn & Pasture - Summer 2001
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Barn interior - Summer 99
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Garage - Summer 99
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Garage - Summer 99

Creeks and Meadow
The pasture to the west  of the house is flood-irrigated from neighboring land.  Across Carr Creek, to the south of the house, there are many potential building sites.  A previous owner had at one time planned to build there, so there is already power and water to the area.

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Summer 99
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Carr Creek - Summer 99
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Meadow - Summer 99

Nearby Terrain 
The hill behind our house is covered in Black & White Oaks, conifers and Madrones. When we bought the place, we  were told it was owned by BLM. We were  not the only buyers to be misled. It is owned by SPI and they are logged it in 2002 or 2003. It was an "alternative prescription", meaning they took only the trees being harvested and left the rest, as opposed to a clear-cut. In spite of the destruction I have seen at other sites, we were lucky, and it doesn't look too bad. However, they will likely be back on 5-10 years to clear-cut the hill, once the trees reach an even age. 

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Hill behind house - 2003
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Neighbor's barn - Summer 2003
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Neighbor's barn - Summer 2003
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Hill - Summer 99
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Whiskeytown Lake - 
Summer 99
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Trinity Alps - Summer 99