I love and MISS the sagebrush, and I've only been here visiting for a week now! 20 minutes north of SLC, would be Roy or somewhere, right? But it looks like that is further west, in the actual hills?
I know all about the price of land being so high. I'd love to buy up sme acreage and put a covered arena on it so I could train for the public in that area year round. No way I can come up with that kind of dough though.
Where did your friend's folks move to in Eastern Oregon? That's a big piece of country.