Riding with Carl



Jay Halsey, Sarah McLaughlin, with Carl Young at the wheel. photo by Carl Young

How lucky are we? Even in the midst of the past two summers of ranch renovation, we’ve had a steady stream of visitors. Not only folks attending our first workshops and field classes, but many who have flocked to Buffalo Peaks Ranch on their own — artists, writers, naturalists of all stripes, college classes, History buffs, book clubs, and even the Boys & Girls Club of South Park!

Two years ago, photographer Carl Young drove out from back east, and spent a day or so at the ranch. He gave us a full folder of amazing images from that trip, including the panoramic view of Buffalo Peaks Ranch that we use in our masthead above.

This past fall Carl took his second road trip to the ranch, this time with fellow photographers Jay Halsey and Sarah McLaughlin. It’s a thrill to see Buffalo Peaks Ranch through their eyes!


photo by Carl Young

a rare angle on the ranch complex, under a river of clouds.

photo by Jay Halsey

 sunrise at Buffalo Peaks Ranch, with Mount Silverheels aglow.

photo by Carl Young

the old horse barn looking brand new!

photo by Carl Young

 many, many views of the ranch we seldom get to see.

photo by Sarah McLaughlin

it’s amazing how much use we’ve put the Main House’s porch to, even if it’s just to sit & watch the clouds go by.

photo by Jay Halsey

and here’s the focus of next week’s KICKSTARTER Campaign!

photo by Jay Halsey

The Cooks House — looking shiny after the past two summers of re-roofing, painting, and rehabilitating the old windows. The Kickstarter Campaign will allow us to complete the interior, giving us a smart new power & water system, along with two lodgings, a new classroom space, a warm & wonderful kitchen, and the ranch’s first library!

photo by Sarah McLaughlin

one of our volunteer-made Leopold Benches, just up valley from the Cooks House.

photo by Sarah McLaughlin

With thanks to Carl, Jay & Sarah — we hope you come back often!

Stay tuned for Tuesday’s launch of the Cooks House Kickstarter Campaign. We’re hard at work on our campaign page. We think it will be fun to see — from our video, to our plans, drawings, and no doubt many, many wonderful photographs of our favorite old ranch!


4 thoughts on “Riding with Carl

  1. Reblogged this on Riding with Carl and commented:
    We’re happy that the folks at the Rocky Mountain Land Library are enjoying our photos of the ranch. Our thanks go out to them for letting us tour this wonderful piece of Colorado. Stay tuned for more news about the RMLL in the days ahead.

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