Rock Springs Ranch - Paicines, California

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Rock Springs Ranch is located near King City, California. King City is on US 101 between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The ranch is privately owned and operated. It is both a game ranch and a cattle ranch. Our guide, my brother Rob, works and lives on the ranch.

The ranch has spectacular views. Looking west are plains bounded by coastal mountains (Santa Lucia Range). Looking east is the San Joaquin Valley bounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.

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Above - Looking west toward the Pacific Ocean. Of course you can't see the ocean from here. The coastal moutain range is in the way.

Below - Similar to above but from a different hill on the ranch.

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Above - Looking east over the San Joaquin Valley. The Sierra Nevadas complete with snow capped peaks are visible in the picture.

Below - Looking east over the ever foggy San Joaquin Valley toward the Sierra Nevadas. Mountains are visible. Snow on the mountain peaks is visible. By clicking on the picture you can get much higher picture resolution.

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Above - Main Lodge and "The Barn."
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Above left - Linda out front of the Main Lodge.

Above right - "The Barn." Sleeping quarters for ranch guests.

Right - No ranch lodge would be complete without a top notch kitchen and Chef. Linda and Rob are admiring the kitchen.

Below left - Gathering place in the main lodge

Below right - no hunting lodge is complete without the obligatory stuffed trophy head.

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Above left - Cow

Above right - Calves

Right - Doe

Below left - Sometimes you got to move the cows back into the right pasture.

Below right - Moving around the ranch requires lots of opening and closing of gates.

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Right - One of many windmills on the ranch.

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Right - The ranch has a number of roads. There has been lots of rain recently. Lots of road work had been done recently to repair damage from heavy rains. This section of road is in pretty good shape.

Below left - Linda, Rob, Abby, and Sam.

Below right - Getting ready to cross a stream in the Land Cruiser.

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