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A Little Personal Info

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Hi, I'm Brad! I love the great outdoors and enjoy skiing. This blog is inspired by some of my many life experiences and world travels. I have a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and work to find solutions to some of the world's challenging energy and environmental problems. In 2011, I went back into competitive snow ski racing and won the USSA National Speed Series (Downhill and Super G) title for my class (M5). It was an amazing and fun year of skiing. I also enjoy being around all kinds of animals from horses to dogs and love to spend time at Tahoe, my little farm near Cool or traveling somewhere new around the world. I have been to Nepal and seen Mount Everest, to Alaska's Denali, the Matterhorn in Switzerland and even Maroon Bells near Aspen, CO. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my website.

Owl Creek Ranch

 This is my 20+ acre ranch located in the Sierra Nevada Foothills at about 1,800 feet in elevation.  It is close to where I live in Auburn.  I bought the raw land and a tractor and have made it look like a 20 acre is truly breathtaking.

This property is an epic playground and is a great place hang out, ride horses, grow trees or just drive a tractor.  The property has an occasional mountain lion, lots of black bear, mule deer, bobcats, coyotes, red tail hawks, quail and lots of other kinds of birds.  A large pond near 600 feet long is filled with a variety of fish and many water fowl including ducks, geese, blue heron, and an occasional osprey.  I am currently growing over 700 Noble Fir and Douglas Fir trees.  I built the little shed on the ridge by myself with the help of my tractor!  The property is a great place to train for skiing... pushing a wheel barrel up hills!  

My hope is to offer a limited number of free Christmas trees to Veterans each year and eventually to have the property be a place where families can visit to learn about sustainable farming and the beauty of the California foothills.

Hmmm...I wonder if I could land a Piper Cub in the long straight section in the first picture.  That would be awesome.