3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and 1 Old Goat

All photos taken on May 11, 2021 on our Old Fort Point hike.

Up at the top of Old Fort Point, we discovered that 3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep had paused for their morning chewing of cud. The trail description mentions that they can often be spotted up here. After surveying the scenes from the heights, there was nothing for it but to pause to gaze at the wildlife. There were points where we felt that us “watchers” were also being watched. Good news that we did not need to hike up 2,700 feet to see the sheep.

1 Old Goat, counting sheep
Keeping watch in both directions
Did you hear the one about the hiker who got to close? We politely asked him to butt out.
Obviously Bob had a burritto last night and was being ostracized for it.
I got my eye on you. This one was really giving me the side eye.
The long view with scenery.
Calm and contented.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

44 thoughts on “3 Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and 1 Old Goat

  1. Your photos are amazing, Allan! It’s always incredible to see how Bighorn sheep can easily navigate through difficult terrain and thrive in rugged mountains where other people usually won’t go. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva

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    1. It helps to have 4 heel drive!!😀 It was great to see them so close and so relaxed, although we do not want them to be too relaxed around humans. Last fall, we saw some at the top of Wilcox Ridge and in a position where no human could go. Thanks for reading Aiva. Allan

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  2. I’ve seen them like this as well and I’ve seen them climbing – which is fascinating to watch! What I’ve never done is gotten such a good photo of them and the captions of course are awesome.

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