Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Slade Ranch


Last week we took a walk along the Little Colorado River on the Wenima Trail until we came upon the old Slade Ranch property. It was sold to the Game and Fish through the Heritage Fund in 1995, and hasn't been a working ranch in many years. The property and surrounding hills are filled with rich history. It's just a fascinating place and would have been a great homestead in its time.  I'd love to return to it in the late summer after the monsoon rains come, and take pictures of it again. It has a small orchard, rose bushes, a little yard, and beautiful view in the summer months. It was an overcast day so the photos are dark, but I think you can certainly get a feel for the ranch's character.










7 comments:

  1. OH I love old ranches and barns! So does anyone use it? Or does fish and game just hold on to it?

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  2. Awesome photos! It would be fun to explore there.

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  3. Cool photos. Hope the game dept doesn't let it rot away. These places are just way too cool. Not many places like this left.

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  4. That is so cool! I am glad to see I'm not the only one who takes pics of old hinges!

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  5. I LOVE old ranch barns and corrals, they just seem to tell some long lost story of the old. But, I'm pretty much a fan of the old stuff!
    Love the pictures!

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