Hay Valley in the Fall
This area is historically known as Brushy Ridge that is situated south of Cochrane. This photo was taken looking northwest into what is a familiar landmark affectionately called the ‘Hay Valley’ by local ranchers.
Before the land was broken up by plow, prairie wool grew well here. Ranchers depended on it as feed for their livestock during the winters. Today, round bales decorate the landscape waiting to be picked up and stored for winter cattle feed. The rolling foothills and the Rocky Mountains show off in the background painting a beautiful picture of fall colors and beauty.