Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Mule-ish Adventure, Part 2

From Winnemucca I drove up to the WZ Ranch near Steens Mountain. 

Paul rounded up the mules from the range, then saddled up a couple of them for us to ride.

Our destination was the Round Barn which was built by early homesteader Peter French about 1880.

Out on the range.

 Back at the ranch Paul cooked up some elk steaks. Later I pitched my tent out on the range and watched the moon rise while the coyotes howled. The sun rose about 5 a.m.

Then it was hit the highway for home while trying not to crash gawking at the beautiful scenery!

And Teresa, I found you the perfect SE Oregon homestead!


  1. Wow! I might just have to sell my property in Lime (remember that one?) For this one!

  2. Mmmmm, or how about that one along I-84 on the south side of the freeway? It is missing the steps to the front door and some windows though. Hard choices . . .

  3. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a wonderful adventure!

  4. Hey there 'Cuz, out there hiding more CSORNEJ names? LOL

  5. working on your family history?... stealing it is more like it.

  6. This is Suzanne, the author of this blog. I had not seen these last two comments until tonight when browsing some old posts for some information. I know exactly who posted these comments. This person has accused me of stealing her family history, and I don't know what she's talking about. I've never met her or even spoken to her! It's amusing in a disturbing way. She once called up a friend of mine to complain that I was stealing her family. He and I had a good laugh about that.