Anyone from Eastern Oregon knows that an Eastern Oregon vacation isn’t complete without a cattle drive.
Especially when you’re in the middle of it!
Bill & I decided to drive out to the Zumwalt Prairie today to see what’s blooming on the Nature Conservancy’s land. As we came through the intersection of Crow Creek Road and Zumwalt Road, the sign said, “Cattle Drive Next 14 Miles.” Hmmm. . .
At mile 12 or so, we found them. Lots of cattle. Lots of calves. Lots of mooing by cows checking on their calves. And a few stalwart cattle dogs, cowboys and cowgirls to keep the cattle on track. One mounted cowboy offered to lead us through the herd so we could get on our way. “Stay close,” he advised. One needs to know the proper etiquette around such matters.
Not far from Hells Canyon National Recreation Area or the Zumwalt Prairie. Stay with us at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast and we won’t necessarily guarantee you your own cattle drive, but we’ll point you in the right direction!
And Bill says we stand out in the herd (ha).