Much like last year, the sheep started off cute, a welcome addition to the sights and sounds of the trail. As the days have progressed though, the presence of the sheep has grown tedious.
I think we can all appreciate fire suppression, but trail suppression is no fun. Many of the trails require special attention to the “obstacles”, the hundreds of piles of sheep poop. The sheep dip also gets kind of steamy on the warmer days. Since I keep my bike in my office, I’ve been trying had to keep my tires clean. Sheep poop encrusted tires are a horrible way to sell bicycle commuting and convenient bicycle storage to your office mates!
But I guess it’s best to just wait it out, and be happy. It will be good in the long run. I think after our woolen friends have left, it’d be a great idea to rake some of the trails. In addition to all the droppings, the sheep have kicked rocks around everywhere. The singletrack could use a little TLC.
In the meantime, I recommend visiting one of the Basque restaurants in Gardnerville. The JT in particular serves of some of the best Lamb Shoulder Steaks and Lamb Chops! It’ll be a good and healthy way to take out your aggressions. Ask for extra garlic.