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Old 02-12-2011, 10:08 AM   #30
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Cherry Creek Ranch

As I cruise along these roads, I'm basically in the middle of nowhere.
I come around a corner and see this big, new and colorful, 8x6 foot sign.
I think, WTF? a billboard, really? Out here?

Well, almost:

Cherry Creek Ranch
DO NOT leave the road for the next 6-1/2 miles
this ranch is regularly patrolled
Violators will be Prostituted


or something like that....

It's not like it was ugly up until now, but the scenery started getting nicer and nicer.
Greener, more trees, and more hills, valleys, cliffs, and general ruggedness



In the valley of this ^^^^^ picture, I come to my third creek crossing.
This one's a little bigger, but smooth bottomed, and no problem for KaTy M.
I got my boots wet here, though....



This Ranch is beautiful. Well fenced, well trimmed and irrigated.
If I ever won the lottery, and wanted to leave society and become a Hermit Rancher, this just might be the place



Right out of a episode of "Bonanza".
Without the bad guys .

The cows have it pretty good here:



I still haven't seen any people since I left Madras.......

I could live here .
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