It appears that the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep may have - 1) an earlier rut than normal leading them into the back country, or 2) better food in the back country than by the river. Or maybe something else. Supporting #1 was the fact that we saw two rams together with a number of ewes and the rams were not fighting - which the DWR wildlife biologist said they would normally have been in rut. Perhaps the warmer weather sped up the rut - who knows!
Anyway a few stayed around although they were a long ways away! So a few pics of them heavily cropped. On the way down Friday I saw these horses running and their freedom and spirit were exhilarating!
How many can you count? The old ram sitting down and the others moving.
A Ram and his Ewe held forth for a while - truly I saw the ewe and did not see the ram until I looked at the photo.