Saturday, December 15, 2007

Ramp En' Up

Here's a piece of history from the Wood Lake area. Blog no. 14 brings you a picture of the Woods Lake chute ...

This corral is a reminder that foothill cattlemen drove their herds to summer pastures high in the Sierra Nevada each spring. These corrals were once a common sight in mountain meadows. I remember watching the herbs as a young camper in the 1960s in Sierra and Sequoia national forests.

The cows never really bothered you. You just had to watch for cow pies in the meadows and along stream courses. And it was always a good idea to dip your cup upstream from the beeves.

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