California Cattle Drive

The Erickson Cattle Company has been around since the late 1800s and has a rich history of ranching in California. In the winter, the cattle graze in the San Joaquin Valley, but in the summer, the feed in the valley dries up so they move the cattle up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, just outside of Yosemite. They move the cattle by horseback because it’s less expensive than trucking the cattle up to their summer grazing grounds. It’s also fun, and a lot of friends and family join in to take part in this long-standing tradition.