skiers and snowboarders, it is only 19 miles to Anthony
Lakes, a friendly ski area renowned for powder snow and
as the highest ski area in Oregon. In addition to challenging
downhill runs they provide groomed cross country trails through
some outstanding scenery. Visit www,anthonylakes.com
for additional information.
country skiers will enjoy skiing here on the ranch in either
open pasture or wooded slopes and some open sage area. Children
of all ages will enjoy tubing or sledding on the sled run just
above the barn.Just
six miles away, north on Foothill Road, follow the signs to "Wildlife
Viewing", the Oregon Game Commission feeds a large herd
of elk during the winter. You can view the herd from the road,
or you can ride a horse drawn wagon right among the herd. (December
through February - 1-800-523-1235)
through the fields of this 320 acre ranch is available to
those who bring snowmobiles, but please do not harass any wild
animals. Many more snowmobiling opportunities exist in the area.
Check out Anthony
Lakes and Sumpter.
wide open fields, wooded slopes, sagebrush areas and varied terrain
for quiet walks, wild flower gathering, birding, wild life
observation, fishing, camping, picnics and more. Deer, Elk, coyote,
turkey, bear and other wild animals live on the ranch and can
be seen from the house. The ranch includes both forest and open
includes many trails to alpine lakes, some easy and some difficult.
The Elkhorn Crest trail is 26 miles of alpine ridge with views
to both sides of the ridge. Hiking on the game management area
or right here on the ranch are among hundreds of options. This
part of Oregon is open country, you will not be forced to stay
on trails by underbrush. Maps and appropriate survival equipment
are highly recommended for all hikes.
think the best way to see this country is on horseback. We can
arrange to keep your horses here on the ranch with advance notice.
trout up to 10" are in both streams that run through the
ranch. (Fish upstream from the irrigation dam in front of the
house.) Pilcher Creek and Wolf Creek reservoirs are
popular fishing spots nearby.
River runs through the valley and is especially good fishing
from Baker City upstream
to Phillips reservoir.
River and Brownlee reservoir provide the most varied
fishing including steelhead, salmon and trout as well as catfish,
bluegill bass and more. Just about every stream, lake or pond
in the county has some kind of fish.
Boarding is good to great in any of the valley's reservoirs.
Buffalo Peak Golf Course in Baker City is
an 18-hole public golf course.
Union (past North Powder on Old Highway 30, about 25 miles
from the ranch) boasts an excellent 18 hole links course open
to the public.
a beautiful private club you will enjoy if you can get on.
Nyssa, Idaho (70 miles from Baker City) is said to be a great