She was looking haggard as she walked up the side of the highway towards me. Normally I wouldn’t have thought of picking up hitchhikers but she looked at me as if to say “Please help, this isn’t fun.”. 2 young ones followed her doggedly.
After briefly looking around to see who was about her head dipped as she started tucking into a lush clump of grass. A proud young cowboy on his likewise proud looking horse had seen what she was up to and moved in to shoe her on. She glared at them in irritation and turned back to eating.
The horse looked at her as if she should have known better. For her part, the cow glared back and stood fast until the cowboy’s boot swung out and gave her a kick in the side. She moved on with the rest of the cattle drive.
A big thanks should go to Montana Whitewater for not calling me back. As much as I would have loved to have had a whitewater lesson, their lack of interest allowed me the immense pleasure in driving the Beartooth Pass towards Cooke City and then swinging around through Wyoming desert. I loved my time on the road today more than you can imagine. Enjoy the brief video of the top of the pass.