My name is Gary Friendshuh and for many years I always started my ranch day very early so if on any weekday it got hot my son or sons and I could go to the lake and swim. During the week we often had the public beach all to ourselves and if there were a few people there we could always go to some deserted sand beach. Over the years I have watched as more and more of the land around Angostura Reservoir began to be developed and it saddens me how it was done so when the opportunity presented itself to own several hundred acres on the lake, I took it.

Two of my sons and I bought this beautiful 277 acres on the south shore of Angostura reservoir partly for the family and partly as a long-term investment and as a way to help protect the beauty and integrity of the area. The 5 and 10 acre parcels and the protective covenants will hopefully do just that. I now solely own the remaining parcels and I am in no hurry to sell them. In fact, I intend to sell only one parcel a year unless I can sell four or five at one time.

Originally I or one of my sons were going to be selling these parcels. Now both boys are in Texas and most of my home ranch has limited cell phone reception, so I have decided to hire Heartland Reality, (605 745 6772) to handle some of the calls and most of the showing of the property.

I know a lot of you would rather deal directly with the owner and I will be happy to talk to you about the property if this website has not answered all your questions, but Heartland is an excellent company and with me still running a 9,000 acre cattle ranch, I really don’t have time to show the property. After someone from Heartland has shown you the property if you still feel the need to talk to me give me a call. If you call me before 6:45 AM you have a good chance of reaching me but you may still have to talk to the recorder to get through to me, so please do so. My number is 605 833 2000.

As for knowing something about me personally - I have lived my life very differently than most. I started working at age twelve and went on a wilderness trip at age sixteen. On that canoe trip, I never saw another human being for twenty-eight days other than the thirteen-year-old boy that was with me. 1n 1965 I took my pregnant wife and our one-year-old son to Alaska to homestead. I bought and sold my first piece of land there. Over the years I have been a plumbing contractor, a guide and an outfitter on my own remote ranch in Colorado and I have owned and operated an Alathic club. Along the way, I raised five sons, went up against a grizzly bear with a knife and a rock, wrote several books for children’s charities, and designed and built four homes. I am currently loving being a cow-calf rancher here in the Black Hills. If you want to know more about me or my real-estate dealings or the books I have written, you can go on Amazon and type in my name (Gary Friendshuh) or type in “A Path Less Taken, the true life adventures of One Man and his faith awakening” (100% of any profit on any of my books is given to children’s charities)