Snow capped mountains always make a good picture. Me with an iPhone taking the picture kind of screws up the deal but hey, I tried.
Did find some single track. Well, actually not sure if it's an official single track trail or cow path. Either way, it ain't no 2-track.
Gov'ment hater I assume. Just a guess.
Did some old homestead ranch search. Unfortunately, I could visit with the no trespassing sign on the gate to the right. Why advertise it if one can't go see it. False advertising, I should sue!
But I found another one instead. If it weren't for the fact there is no roof or door anymore, you could stow your unruly kid in here for a while. Just a thought.
I think this was just a root cellar as I found a foundation nearby. Course, this could have been "the house" until the other house was started...and finished.
This is all that's left of what I think was the mansion.
OOOO! Just across the stream, I found another dugout.
With just a couple tweaks, this one could easily accommodate some unruly kids.
I think this one served as both human and animal quarters. Not unless the boards were for unruly babies...who by the way need to be taught lessons too!
Moonshine shelves, awesome. Grownup's need to drink so they can ignore "loud" unruly kids who have not quite reached the need for a timeout yet.
Scoob keeps watch outside (for unruly kids) while I do inside 'splor'in.
This is what I'm talking about. Nothing like teaching an unruly kid a life lesson while using the John Deere Sickle Mower. Yeah, baby!
Talking back to their parents? I think not. They'll have a hard time pulling this around while mowing the yard.
Of course, you could use a mule or horse to pull the mower. Unrulies would still get a workout. I like to call it a "life lesson", not workout or mowing!
Oh, oh, oh, wait I found another life lesson tool. If they conquer the mower or there are unruly teenagers, you can step it up a notch with another tool to use for your teaching technique.
An Oliver F240(x) something Chilled horse drawn Plow.
"Chilled" referred to the rapidly cooling of the plow blades (n 1857, Oliver received a patent to make “chilled” plows. The plows were cast in a mold which allowed the metal to be cooled rapidly, resulting in a hard surface that kept a sharp edge. The plows were also extremely smooth, alleviating the problem of sticking soil.) http://indianapublicmedia.org/momentofindianahistory/james-oliver-and-the-chilled-plow/
I'm guessing plowing a field by horse drawn farm implement with help "Chill Out" some unruly kids.
As it so happens, after leaving the old homestead ranch I was able to do some chilling out of my own
Camping here would be acceptable too
It's a big wall of pretty for sure. Hiking is optional
I would have had to get more wet and do more climbing to get to the waterfall you can see in this picture.
Yep, it was a good weekend to ride.