A little out of the way.
A little unknown.
A little bit of history.
Just the way we like it.
X Diamond Ranch is a working cattle ranch that was owned and run by the Molly and John Butler, some pretty famous settlers in these parts. It is still owned and run by their granddaughter, Wink. It's just north of Greer, where the famous Molly Butler Lodge is. Wink has turned part of X-Diamond Ranch into a bit of a museum and will give you a tour of the place. And if you want to stay a while there are a few cabins to rent, fishing to do, and horseback riding too. But we usually just come for the day. Give 'em a call ahead of time if you're gonna swing by for a visit. Just to make sure Wink will be there.
The Wallow Fire is now over, and do you remember this picture when we took our road trip about a month ago to see what the fire had done? Look at it now! I tried to take the two photos at exactly the same place.
And some time to play in the creek!
Meanwhile the rest of us just admired the surroundings.
Only a small percentage of this ruin has been excavated.
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