3,600 +/- Deeded Acres
4,480 +/- State Lease Acres
35,340 +/- U.S. Forest Service Lease Acres
28,260 +/- Bureau of Land Management Lease Acres
1,200 +/- Bureau of Water and Power Resources Lease Acres
114 +/- Sections
Historically 854 Animal Units year round.
The carrying capacity of this ranch during "dry times" is limited approximately 300 Head.
THE MAIN HOME
The headquarters home has three bedrooms, 2 baths and is around 1,900 sq. ft. There is a one attached single car garage. The construction is stone and frame. This home is in good condition. This Ranch is occupied by our Ranch manager.
There is a one bedroom, one bath and kitchen bunk house in the process of being remodeled and is nearly complete.
BARNS AND SHOP
There is a barn and tack room of rock construction near the main home with horse pens adjacent to them. Nearby is a three-car garage plus storage of stone and concrete construction.
There is a large sheet metal barn with storage and half-concrete floor for a shop area. This barn is thirty feet by ninety feet and is large enough to store tractors and graders.
There are a set of shipping and holding pens, equipped with 20,000 lb. Scales, consisting of working pens, alleys, and a shipping chute. At these pens, there are small storage buildings. There are other pens that are capable of holding and feeding 300 cattle with a large hay storage shed adjacent to them.
SOUTHEAST PASTURE PENS
There is a set of pipe corrals with squeeze chute and well layout working alleys and pens located in the southeast pasture. These corrals and holding/cutting pens are ideal for shipping and handling of cattle.
REA provides electricity, General Telephone provides phone service, TV is by satellite dish and propane gas at headquarters.
Fences are mostly 4-strand barbed wire and are currently reported to be in good to fair condition.
There are several pastures mostly containing 10 sections with one being around 14 sections. All pastures have sets of cattle or working pens in various conditions from poor to "state of the art" new, steel pens. Cattle working facilities are, for the most part, in very workable condition. There are also several traps and a large horse pasture adjacent to the headquarters.
The ranch varies from 4,500 ft. at Elephant Butte Lake to 10,270-ft. high Vic's Peak.
GRASSES AND BROWSE:
The most abundant grass is blue, black and side oats grammas mixed with Bush Muley and numerous other mixed type grasses. The browse consists of Four Wing Salt Bush, Mormon Tea, Oak of various types, and Apache Plume.
The terrain varies from a pleasant mix of desert flats, cut with draws and washes, to some high craggy mountains and peaks. There are extensive rolling hills, covered with grass and some juniper, with Oak brush covered draws leading up to the high country with a combination of Pinion, Juniper, Oaks and Ponderosa Pine. The views from the high points of this ranch are spectacular.
10" TO 16" PER YEAR.
Summers are cool enough to be more comfortable than the lower elevations of New Mexico. The main rainy season is usually from mid June to mid October with some periods of very nice weather in between.
There is a 60-ft. well; pumping 5 gpm, equipped with a solar powered submersible pump.
A 305-ft. well equipped with a submersible pump, pumping 15 gpm to a 12,000-gallon storage tank.
A 30-ft. well, equipped with a solar powered submersible pump, pumping into a 1,000-gallon steel storage tank.
Headquarters wells provide water for approximately 15 miles of pipeline with eleven drinkers.
160 ft. well, equipped with a 14 ft. Aeromotor mill providing water to three storage tanks and a pipeline to 7 drinkers. One of these storage tanks needs replacing. There is a spring feed dirt pond and working corrals at this well. There is also an old Stagecoach stop by this old spring.
LIGHTNING RIDGE WELL
500 ft. well equipped with a one horsepower submersible pump, pumping around 7-8 gpm into a 25,000-storage tank and a pipeline to three drinkers.
SAN JOSE CABIN
75 ft. well equipped with a 1/3 horsepower electric pump jack feed a drinking trough. This well needs to be rebuilt. There is a one-room cabin with electricity. There are working corrals here for convenient livestock work.
LA CABRA WELL
300 ft. well equipped with a 14 ft. Aeromotor mill and a 1 horsepower submersible pump, a 10,000 gallon steel storage tank and drinker with 1 (one) mile of pipe line to two drinkers. There are working pens and electricity.
LA CUERVO WELL
300 ft. well, equipped with a one horse power electric Berkley pump, pumping to a 3,000 gallon storage tank with drinker and a 27,000 gallon 5/8 steel storage tank feeding a drinker one mile north and a drinker one mile east. There are good cattle working facilities here with a large trap, three large bull wire pens, working chute, sorting alley and trailer chute.
30 ft. well, equipped with an 8 ft. Aeromotor mill, needs work on windmill.
460 ft. equipped with a one-horse power electric Berkley pump feeding 1,700 ft. of one-inch pipeline to a dirt tank.
New pipe working pens, chutes, drinker and dirt tank.
380 ft. equipped with a 14 ft. Aeromotor mill, feeding a 7,000-gallon storage tank and one mile of pipeline to two drinkers.
250 ft. well pumping 5 gpm to a 12,000 gallon storage tank and one drinker.
160 ft. equipped with a ½ horsepower electric Jensen pump jack. Needs storage and drinkers.
LA MADERA WELL
250 ft. well equipped with a one horse power electric pump jack feeding a 25,000 gallon storage tank and three miles of pipeline to deer springs and two drinkers. 25,000 gallon storage tank and one drinker.
336 ft. equipped with a one horse power electric pump, pumping 8 to 10 gpm to a 21,000 gallon storage tank and drinker also 1 ½ miles of pipeline to five drinkers.
250 ft. equipped with a one horse power electric pump, pumping 3 gpm to a 12,000 gallon storage tank and ¾ mile of pipeline with one drinker. (New fiberglass storage and drinker.)
ROCK SPRINGS CANYON
Several springs and corrals in a picturesque canyon surrounded by 400 deeded acres.
250 ft. well equipped with a 12-ft. Aeromotor mill providing water to one storage tank (10,000 gallons) and one drinker.
LA CABRA WELL
300 ft. well, equipped with a 14-ft. Aeromotor mill and a one horsepower submersible pump feeding an 8,000-gallon steel storage tank and a drinker with 1 mile of pipeline to a 10,000-gallon storage and three additional drinkers.
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
The following notice is provided to clarify that you are responsible for your personal safety and exclude Seedlingsrus.com, Highland Hill Farm, Hirst Enterprises, or our private land owners whose lands we use of any liability in the event of an accident during a fossil hunting event or other use.
If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18 on all trips.
We or any of the organisers will not be responsible or liable for your safety. There are many potential hazards in these many fossil locations, which could result in serious injury or even death. By agreeing to attend any participate you agree to take complete responsibility for your own safety and those that accompany you. We strongly recommend that everyone conducts their own risk assessment prior to attending our sites. We will offer information and personal experience relating only to our properties. We are neither qualified or experienced enough to offer safety guidance. Please read through the list of common hazards we have identified from our own personal experience.
Serious hazards to consider
1. Falling rocks - May occur with or without warning. We recommend that everyone keeps a safe distance from the cliff base to ensure no one gets hit by falling debris. In some instances, partial or complete cliff collapses may occur. For this reason you should refrain from standing too close to the cliff base. We consider the risk of falling rocks to be EXTREMELY HIGH. There could be fatalities and severe injuries from people not following these recommendations.
2.Snake Bites, bee bites, Bear and Mountain Lion attacks are all a real and life threatening possibility.
3. Rock splinters - This occurs when striking rocks with any sharp or heavy implements. You are strongly advised to bring protective eyewear. If you are in any doubt as to what constitutes suitable protection, please contact a local safety equipment supplier.
4. Flash Flooding. In some areas a flash flood may occur up stream from where you are located. Water can travel faster than you can run to safety.
Notice: In the event you find a fossil of a dinosaur or other creature,petroglyph, rock carving, or indian artifact. Your sole rights to it shall be limited to naming the creature or find. For all discoveries including dinosaurs and fossils we reserve all the rights to them. They will probably be donated to a university or museum and you will be created with its find. No monetary rights will accrue to you. We are the sole judge in the event of a dispute of any nature. I have tried to explain this in plain english, so if this is confusing or not clear don't come.