Sunday, April 17, 2016

2016/4/14-17 V6 Ranch Ride

That's Tobe and I chasing a steer! Holy cow!
Who knew!
That's one thing about getting a used mule, you just never know what talents may be lurking that you hadn't bargained on. Tobe was too slow to really turn and burn those steers, but he had a beady eye and they definitely knew he was coming for them.
And where did we do this?
On a lovely return visit to the V6 Ranch in Parkfield, CA with Las Caballeras.
The day started with caravanning, so there's my rig and Cowboy Bob's right behind.
We stopped at Bakery Bob's Well Bread in Los Alamos for caffeination and a nosh, then headed up into the Other California, the rural interior.
You have to know you are going seriously Country when you cross a cattle guard into a whole valley. In this case the Cholame Valley, home of the Varian family's V6 Ranch. Cholame is the Yokut Indian word for "the beautiful one" and this valley certainly is that.
Not only that, this is the most studied earthquake zone in the world.