This was my first impression as I drove onto the property, inspiring the title for this blog post. By the end of January 2017, I had purchased both this and the adjoining parcel.
Lahonton dam and reservoir to the west of the first 77 acre purchase in December of 2016.
An additional 39 acres with power and a well were purchased in January 2017, for a total of 116 acres.
As you can see, the Carson river crosses the property for about a thousand feet with about four acres actually on the north side of the river. The 26 acres of river bottom contain an oxbow from an earlier flow of the river containing about lots old cottonwood trees. Another 50 acres is sloping, alluvial bluff, with about 40 acres of flat desert on top, providing panoramic views in all directions.
The river facing west showing the low flow in December.
Beavers are under that log and made that small "dam" to the right. This is framed by the north 4 acres of the property across the river.
Lots of reeds and birds.
The bluff on the second parcel of land.
Dead cottonwood. Some are more than a hundred years old.
The 26 acres of bottom land from the top of the bluff
View to the North
View to the East
The 50 acres of sloping ground is in the middle. Yes, it's quite bleak in winter, but that creates a contrast with the river-bottom cottonwoods in May. Stand by for updated pictures.
That's the well-test being done - good water, and lots of it. Also, that pole brings power to the center of the property with transformers both below, and on top of the bluff.
What am I going to do with this property?
That's my newest challenge, but it will probably include a place to live, and space to continue hosting Burner events and art development. Email me if you'd like to be involved with this project.