Old Homestead hike revisited

Sharing older (low rez) “images of life” from the archives as often as possible…enjoy and share….thank you!

these photos are water marked with “flyinghorsedesign photography” before we changed our name

Source: Chico Hiking Assn.

Historically, the south side of the creek was privately owned Simmons Ranch.  Chico’s Mayor McGinnis pushed through the effort to acquire the land (doubling the size of Upper Park) from Mr. Simmons and co-owner Dan Drake, a developer.  We are forever grateful

There was a cabin at the pond just off 10-Mile Road.  The pasture extended down to Big Chico Creek.  Most of what we hike on are the ranch’s old roads and routes

Hike this just after heavy rain and you may enjoy a flowing Lovejoy Falls

There is a picnic table on the foundation of the old cabin, beside the now-overgrown pond

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