Lousy weather today, but I made it out to the prospective new land. More to be added as this develops. Yep... Not the land, but here at Study Butte its SNOWING! I hate that white stuff!!
Ok... Here's the deal. This new land is about a quarter mile from the American Legion and about 600 feet off or highway 118 as the crow flies. The access road to it runs directly to the American Legion, but there is a road within 300 feet that goes directly out to 118. The entry /exit point at 118 is concrete and I think has a covert under it. Both roads are in very good shape and appear to be used a good bit. As a matter of fact I had to skirt the edge twice on the road going in front of the land to allow other vehicles to get past me. The roads are well drained rock and what appears to be caliche so there shouldn't be any problem getting to and from the property even after heavy rains. I was able to drive the falcon directly to it with no problem at all and the trike should even be able to handle it without any modifications.
There is power real close and hopefully I can get it to the property fairly cheaply. The actual land has a high plateau which is flat with sand mixed with small fragments of slate type rock so it should also be good for a driveway in and out. There is already one mostly cleared that won't take much work at all to reclaim. The rest of the property on the south and west slopes off steeply and is rolling quiet a bit, but the view from there is great. I will be able to get phone and DSL there because it is within such a short distance to the American Legion and a straight road directly from it to in front of the property. If for some reason I can't get power I'll have to have the wind generator working and have at least 800 amp hours of battery to do that though.
Would be nice if the American Legion was a cellphone zone, but I'm told by Just Me that she doesn't think it is. Too bad if that's the case because it would likely mean the land would be to. The best part is that I can get a lot more in to trying to get a livable place there than the land I couldn't get in and out of for days after rain. Since I will be keeping the other land I may work on it as I have time and resources to try my hand at the Greening the earth project on it since the new land won't be suited to that. Did I say the view from the new land is fantastic?