Springing Into March
We’re on the other side of winter and while we still have some cold days and snow in the forecast, spring brings new energy and activity on the Ranch. OUr 2022 Season starts in less than six weeks with the arrival of hundreds of cycling enthusiasts for a spectacular gravel ride through exclusive trail around The Ranch.
Outside Events’ Wild Horse Gravel is quite the season kick-off for us and it gets greater every year. This year they’ve introduced a cash purse for the Long Course and all participants and spectators will experience the high desert terrain of Western Colorado. Participants will also get to enjoy an expo, a selection of local food trucks, Ranch Activities, live music, beer garden, and country cookout.
Now booking Spring & Fall Wild Turkey Hunts for 2022
Following the Pine Gulch Fire of 2020, we’ve been watching The Land begin to recover and the impact on the wildlife populations. We’ve been happy to see how quickly the gambel oak has been coming back. Other trees and plants will follow; especially as the Regenerative Ranching practices have a progressively greater impact on the habitat restoration through the burn scar.
With their preferred nesting cover plants doing so well, the wild Merriam’s turkeys that call The Ranch home have been recovering beautifully. We’re pleased to say that our observations of their population support once again offering a limited number of Wild Turkey Hunts for the Spring and Fall Seasons.
Meet our Activities Coordinator
With every new activity we add, we want to acknowledge the pivotal role our Activities Coordinator plays in developing them. Tyler Walton was born and raised around Grand Junction, Colorado; not more than a stone’s throw away from The High Lonesome Ranch. He has been fishing and hunting since childhood and his passion for these outdoor pursuits has continued and grown with him. Tyler’s been guiding guests on fishing adventures at The High Lonesome Ranch since 2018.
In September of 2019, he and his wife, Jordan, got married at Castle Rock Camp up the Kimball Valley side of The Ranch. They’ve since been blessed with their daughter, Marlee, and we’re all looking forward to welcoming their son, whose arrival into the world should be any day now.
Tyler’s enjoyment for fishing trout in the waters of Western Colorado and for hunting big game species such as elk and bear carried him through University Studies in Biology with an emphasis on Fish and Wildlife Management at Colorado Mesa University. His academic background and time spent volunteering and working for US Fish and Wildlife in Grand Junction and for the Arizona Game and Fish in Flagstaff doing Grand Canyon research make him invaluable in assessing the fisheries, habitat conditions, and wildlife populations on The Ranch through The Land’s Restoration. We’re as excited as he is to have him pursuing his professional goals and life’s passions with us.
Join Tyler and the rest of us at The High Lonesome Ranch this year for your own Western Experience. Whether your travel plans this year are to go big or go small you’ll find plenty of memorable experiences here.
Warm Wishes from all of us.
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