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Out on the Range

Winter can be so cold you can hear the rocks crack. So cold that your own breath will freeze in your throat and the leather in your boots will split. Hip-deep snow may meet a heatless morning sun like a melancholy neighbor unwilling for the visit. Yet winter is a blanket, and sleeping warm beneath it is all the best of dreams.

Betty and Boop face a winter whiteout in the Sierra Nevada's Kirkwood Meadows. Carolyn Fox

Winter seems to be when families are most likely to gather together at mealtimes-even if they're cows. Duane McGarva

As long as mom stays nearby, winter snows don't bother these Herefords on the Pitchfork ranch in west Texas. Bob Moorhouse

Donna Oftedahl, owner of High Country Trails, Kalispell, Mont., rides Pilgrim to check newborn calves on the Thompson River Ranch near Marion, Mont., just before a February storm hits. Vera Frost

Winter 2004 Contents

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