A dirt road leads to this 20 acre parcel which is situated in the extreme northern portion of the county. The elevation range is an estimated 3,900‐6,000 feet high. The area is known for sweet well water, dark skies, fresh air, dense chaparral, and recreation and agriculture opportunities. The views from this parcel are panoramic. The topography of this property varies throughout. The slopes and valleys are slight in variations and are covered in native vegetation. The flora consists of manzanita, ribbon wood, yucca and sage to name a few. There are also large boulders accenting parts of the property. There is a 460′ well casing, static level at 294′ feet and production of 60 gal a minute.
This secluded property and home site is located approximately 30 minutes south of the renowned local wine region and an hour and one half north of the county’s metropolitan area. There are many recreational activities available in the area: the California Riding and Hiking Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail for riding horses, and hiking. The Warner Springs Ranch is 15 miles away and offers “6,775‐yard, 18‐hile, and Par 72 championship course. The venue provides a truly one‐of‐a‐kind experience for golfers of all skill levels.” The North Mountain Wine Trail is an emerging winery corridor and begins at the county line. It reaches to Sunshine Summit which is a small community within the Warner Springs/Chihuahua Valley neighborhood of a ten mile radius.
The geology of the area is noted (from Mindat.org): “The valley is located in the eastern portion of the peninsular ranges batholith province, and plutonic rock types in the area consist of tonalite, granodiorite‐granite. These rocks are usually associated with outlying components of schist and gneiss. Numerous gem and rare metal bearing pegmatites outcrop which range in thickness between 3 and 20 feet, and generally strike north to northwest along the surface.” The Blue Lady Mine and the Carmilita Mine are two mines that are known to produce quarts, tourmaline and garnet. “The mine is currently located on property managed by San Diego State University for the public purpose of botanical study, and federal law forbids the disposal or sale of the mineral estate by the University during such studies.”