The Backyard

Our 2.5 acres sits on a hill but most of the property, while sloped, is great for exploring. We just started making some trails and hope to eventually add some picnic areas and a big fire pit. The picture on the left is the trail we made which starts at the lower deck. The picture on the right is halfway down the property and is a deer trail. We often see fresh poop but rarely are we quiet enough to see the deer.

Trail - just off lower deckYard - Deer trail halfway down property

At the end of the property is a ravine, you can’t see it from the cabin but our kids love to hike around and explore it. I took the picture from the start of the ravine looking back at the cabin. You can just see the tip top of the cabin poking above the trees.

Yard - Looking back at house from start of ravine

It’s hard to tell but you can hike down in the ravine (it eventually dead ends but you can go down to Black Canyon Spring in about 10 minutes, unfortunately 99% of the time the spring is dry). Just be mindful of other property owners as you are hiking through private property. This rock outcropping is the only real drop off on the property and it is one of my favorite photo spots, you can hike just below it and take a picture facing up.

Yard - start of ravine

It’s the spot we took our VRBO profile picture (which probably needs updated, it’s over a year old now and the kids look soooo young)!

Zach, Rob, Megan and Kim

Archery

To the side of the cabin is the archery range. We made a little trail with a rebar bow hanger and pvc arrow holder. It’s hard to see and I can’t remember the distances…I guess I could have taken a better picture. I want to say from the hanger the target is 20 yards (it’s the white blob at the end of the large log), the deer target is 30 yards and the hay bales are closer to 50 yards. The telephone pole past the hay marks the end of our property. If you hike up to it, the property behind us is undeveloped and the road along it is nice and flat. Great for an evening stroll to frog rock.

Side yard - archery