The Whitlock property is a unique place because of its close proximity to the town and services of Council yet has the feel of being far removed from it all. The 69.46 acres on the East side of Council Valley offers something for everyone. The land boasts hay fields, pasture, conifer trees, Locust Grove, scattered apple trees, irrigation, and views for miles. The hay field comprises about a little less than 20 acres irrigated but more could be added with the 39 shares of water from the East Fork Ditch Company. Above the Irrigation ditch, pasture grasses, native range and Conifers cover the landscape. Looking to the West you can see all of the Council Valley, the Cuddy mountains, and even the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon and to the East the Council Mountains. The property fronts Orchard Road and is served with power and phone service. Most of the Property is fenced and crossed fenced except a small part of the southeast portion. Deer, elk and other wildlife frequent the property.
The property is situated in the heart of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Hells Canyon, Oxbow, and Brownlee Reservoirs on the Snake River are northwest, accessible in summer months through incredibly scenic territory by way of Bear, Cuprum, and the historic Kleinschmidt Grade. The surrounding 2.3 million acre Payette National Forest encompasses some of Idaho’s most diverse and beautiful country. The topography is characterized by rough mountains, deep canyons, mountain meadows, rivers and streams, and high mountain lakes. Access is through an extensive system of federal forest roads and trails. From skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling, the country offers magnificent agricultural and recreational diversity.
The popular winter/summer resort town of McCall is about a one hour drive northeast. Boise International Airport is approximately 2 ¾ hours from the property, mainly by state and interstate highways. Nearby Council, the Adams County Seat, is a quaint, small town with many available shops and services including city and county government, medical, veterinarian, grocery, auto repair, a small airport and a K-12 school system.