Cattle drives are a common scene here in the valley. A valley rich in ranching history. Many of these families have weathered generations of harsh climate and tough work. As the weather changes, the cattle is herded down valley, where the altitude is lower and the snow doesn’t accumulate quite like it does in the Butte. In cities, cars cause the traffic, in mountain towns, cattle do. Hundreds of vocal cows travel the roadways with ranchers on horseback and cattle dogs in tow. The horses hooves on the asphalt, mixed with the cowboys whistle, and mooing cows make a song of its own genre. Twice a year it’s our alarm clock as the drive comes right outside of our house, provoking our dogs instinct to herd. You may remember scenes from the summer drive a couple of years back; Colorado Cattle Drive. The photographs below were captured during the start of Fall on a day that was better suited for a duck! The rain was heavy and constant, leaving the animals and ranchers drenched.
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