The lushness of the landscape. That clear sky. The livestock. The trees. It’s good to have that visual. It’s great to know where you’re friends and associates live too. That’s why on June 29, the Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association chartered a bus and took 57 people on a tour of Indian Valley ranches.
“We all know each other, but we don’t all know where the ranches are and where our houses are,” said organizer Carolyn Roberti of Sierra Valley.
The Cattlemen’s Tour happens twice a year — in spring and fall — highlighting the operations of ranches throughout Plumas County. This particular tour brought Sierra Valley to Taylorsville and beyond. Each tour highlights a different area in rotation. The fall tour will be held in Sierra Valley on Oct. 26 and is open to the public to enjoy.
The tour culminates in a dinner, which was put on by the Taylorsville Tavern.
The evening is generally light-hearted — no discussion of heavy issues. There’s no way, however, to tour Indian Valley without pointing out the sites where wolf sighting have occurred on ranches.