“The view below rolls out beneath the plane’s wings. Miles of sagebrush are interspersed against the vibrant colors of the valley, a spectacular and vast feast for the eyes…and the camera lens. It’s a simultaneously rough and beautiful environment. Winters may be wet and cold, but summers are so dry that Dan’s dad, Robin, spends the hot months watching his truck’s odometer spin as he hauls water in a 4000-gallon tanker truck to the remote parts of the ranch where there is no irrigation. The Van Norman Ranch is actually made up of five separate properties in this high desert region. All bear imaginative names like “The Meadows” and ‘Roseberry Ranch.’ The entire Van Norman property encompasses a somewhat rectangular territory that’s about twenty-five miles long by eight miles wide. In the hundreds of square miles of land, the plane plays an important role in every cattle roundup. In the old days it was easy to miss a few cows in the high sage brush and the steep canyons. Now, Dan can spy the strays from the air and radio down their locations to his cousins on horseback.”
– Jim Keen, Great Ranches of the West Author & Photographer
This beautiful award-winning 12×11 fine art, hard bound, coffee table book featuring over 30 ranches in 17 states with nearly 600 photographs will make a wonderful addition to any home or office, and be a showing of your support for America’s struggling farm and ranch families.