2,2003 at 8:00 am a lightening strike hit the large fir tree next to the
old barn and caught fire. California Dept. of Forestry was called
and at the Wickersham Ranch within 2.5 hours via the Baxter Ranch (thank you Barbara for
allowing the quick access through your ranch and leading them to
the fire). There were 3 fires at the Wickersham Ranch, one at the
barn and two at the Bealls, and at least 3 at the adjoining Baxter Ranch.
In the event of an emergency the GPS coordinates to the Wickersham Ranch
cabin are: N38° 43.922 and W123°11.927.
We all thank those who helped keep the
tree at the old barn from spreading to any structure or any other
trees. Doug Porter was the first to start extinguishing the fire
followed by Art and Fedalina Veramontes and their workers and David
Milbrath. Also like to thank Doug and Annie Porter for sharing
(Click on any
picture to enlarge).