We then looked in the southern part of Utah, our best friends already have a place there, we have been there on several occasions, their place is located about 10 miles west of Cedar City. Acreage in this area were outside our price range but the right size. Looking around we found that, though we like the dessert and it's kind of unique sometime spectacular appearance, we leaned more towards a cabin in the woods. We also did some online research of Nevada and found areas in the Northwestern part of the state, the price was right but the driving distance was a little too far for a weekend trip - and again no trees, just barren land. By shear coincidence I one day found an area in the eastern part of Central California up in the hills close to the Sequoia National Forrest area, here we managed to negotiate a price on a 5.2 acre undeveloped land that we felt was right for us. Going forward this will be known as Hollowbranch. Though Nevada, Arizona and Utah would be ideal for a place powered by solar we think we will be happier with a little less sun and more trees.