Annual cattle drive through Yakima River Canyon
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) -- Every year, members of the Eaton family, who ranch about 15 miles southeast of Ellensburg, recreate an Old West tradition with a real cattle drive.
Family members on horseback drive cattle 5 or 6 miles on the Yakima river Canyon Highway, also known as Highway 821. The herd grazes from early November on Manastash Ridge and in the Burbank and Selah Creek drainages.
On Saturday, Daily Record reports (http://is.gd/duP2t1 ) about 100 people parked along the highway just to watch the herd of 240 cows amble by on their way to pastures where pregnant cows will have their calves.
Information from: Daily Record, http://www.kvnews.com