Folded 5×7 card printed on acid free stock.
A striking view across the valley of the Roaring Fork river to Mt. Sopris, the guardian we Mechaus think of as the “protective” gateway to Redstone, our home place, and beyond up the Crystal. The painting portrays moving ranch cattle from their high country summer feeding grounds ahead of autumn snows. Bringing these animals home is a daunting task requiring enormous skill and staying power of cowboys; first they have to locate the hundreds of scattered animals and then keep them under control until delivered home for the winter. – D. Mechau