The Walla Walla Parcel offers 328± total deeded acres and has pockets of quality merchantable timber located upslope of the famed fertile farmlands in the Walla Walla Basin. Walla Walla is uphill about 10 miles from Dixie, Washington just off Highway 12. The standing timber on the Walla Walla parcel is typical mixed-species: predominantly pine, douglas fir, white fir, and larch with some mountain hemlock, among other species. The site has several quality pockets of mature timber with areas of younger stands east of the Creek. The terrain is stepped on both sides of the valley. Grazing rights have been leased in the past.
In Southeastern Washington, Waitsburg near the Snake River presents residents and visitors alike with an outdoor paradise. Exceptional hunting, fishing, and water sports along with hiking and cycling, these properties are merely 20 minutes away from the world-class wineries. Waitsburg’s comfortable lifestyle enjoys four distinct seasons. The Waitsburg Times Newspaper, since 1878, is still published weekly.
The Blue Mountains curve northeastward for 190 mi (310 km) from central Oregon to southeastern Washington. The range reaches a width of 68 miles and an average elevation of about 6,500 ft (2,000 m); it comprises an uplifted, warped, and dissected lava plateau, above which rises several higher mountain ridges, including Aldrich, Strawberry, and Elkhorn. The highest peak is Rock Creek Butte (9,105 ft), on the Elkhorn Ridge. The mountains are drained by tributaries of the Columbia River. At lower elevations, the basins or flats are cultivated, some with irrigation. The slopes are heavily forested with pine and Douglas fir. Stock grazing and outdoor recreation are the main activities in the region since the decline of mining. The mountains are within the Umatilla, Whitman, and Malheur national forests and probably received their name from the pine trees’ dark-blue appearance.