Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chilcotin Cows

Would a trip through the Chilcotin to or from Williams Lake in the spring, summer or fall be really complete without cows on Highway 20?  I don’t think it would be.  It must be one of the last highways in BC that are shared with cows, and where it is accepted as so normal, that when you make a trip in the range season and don’t see cows on the road it seems odd.   Sure they can be a risk at night,  but it seems like it’s just something to watch for and they really represent what the Chilcotin and the Central Coast still provide – a place where things are different.

Over time the areas of open range are becoming less on the Bella Coola to Williams Lake trip and ranchers are finding it increasingly hard to make ends meet, but before all the cows leave Highway 20, when you see one, be careful, enjoy the looks you get and think about the hard and historical way of life it represents. Grizzly

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