Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/02/09

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Subject: [Leica] Cattle drive along the river
From: leica_r8 at (Aram)
Date: Sat, 9 Feb 2019 17:17:40 +0000

Every year the Eaton ranch drives a few hundred head of cattle along the 
highway through the Yakima River Gorge from one feeding ground to another 
for birthing.  This year it was supposed to be today (Sat) but due to the 
storm that was predicted, they moved it to yesterday.  Good thing.  As I 
type today it is 21 degrees with sustained 30mph winds and gusts to 45 with 
snow blowing around the house so I can barely see across the street.  Wind 
chill hovering around zero.   Yesterday it was also 21, but no wind and no 
snow.  Here are a few shots.

They have about a 4 mile walk from where they enter the highway to get to a 
resting/watering spot called Big Pines Campground.

Here is an album with some of those photos.  View them large, please.  I'll 
direct you to a few of them.

Approaching the resting spot   and 
the next three

Some of the workers
The cowgirl in charge

The river was mostly frozen over, so they did not spend much time there 
before they were herded back out to the road for the last 5 miles of their 
drive to the birthing grounds.  These are all pregnant cows.

Heading back up to the road  and the 
next three.

On their way   and 
the next one

Comments welcome.


Aram Langhans
(Semi) Retired Science Teacher
& Unemployed photographer

?The Human Genome Project has proved Darwin more right than Darwin himself 
would ever have dared dream.? James D. Watson 

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