Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chilcotin Cowboys

Driving across the Chilcotin from Bella Coola to Williams Lake might seem like a long drive, but there is always something interesting to see or a different view of the big landscapes.  This time of year around any corner you expect a cattle drive like the one this cowboy was doing the other day when I drove out.

A small herd of cattle, a rider, a horse, and a highway (this road is BC Highway 20) is all you need to take the cattle from the home ranch to the summer grazing areas.  No high tech stuff, no machines this day, just patience and a route.  The cowboy looked like he had things well under control and the cows pretty relaxed.  You gotta think that he has to be thinking about the risk he is taking letting his income for the year head out in the mountains, not knowing how much of it will come back - but having faith that it's worked out in the past and will again.  Chilcotin beef, some of the best around.  Grizzly

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