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Excellent. Welcome to the West. You were almost in Nevada. I spent 35 years driving rural roads for a living as a consultant. Running into large herds of cattle and sheep is totally common. When I was working alone I would often stop in and visit with sheep herders. They used to be Basque, but now are mostly from S America, especially Peru and Bolivia. Their Spanish is easier to understand than Mexican Spanish. Sometimes I have met guys from China and could never communicate with them at all.

When I lived in Wyoming and drove a road like from Laramie to Casper there might be 10 cars or less the whole way. The only thing that would make me late to a meeting would be livestock on the road.

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no dogs to help?


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I was up just over 10,000 feet in elevation on Nevada's Mt Callaghan when I ran into a big flock of sheep. Tended by a Peruvian sheepherder and several dogs. Caught this shot of a youngster grabbing some lunch:
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Watch your step when you get out of your RV! Your tires may not get much traction, either.

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TexasShadow wrote:

no dogs to help?


2 in the video.


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Thanks for all the comments, especially the humorous ones. We definitely need plenty of humor in this pandemic mess. [emoticon]


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If you haven't read it already, I highly suggest reading John Muir's Summer in the Sierra biography. It his first time visiting Yosemite to which he literally walked there from San Francisco. He signed on to heard sheep from the Central Valley floor up to Tolumne Meadows through what is now Hetch Hetchy Resivoir. The story is surprisingly funny as his humour is well played. There is a particlar story about getting the sheep to cross a stream that had me busting out splitting my sides while I read it.


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One of our first GPS reroute adventures was being directed down a dirt road into acres of grazing sheep. It turned out we saved about 50 miles towing our toy hauler through 10 miles of Mutton Lane but didn't save any time. Luckily it was nice day and an interesting distraction we still remember today.


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Lol, Life is good in a truck camper. We woke up to some noisey peacock birds all around the camper in california.

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