They were resting, eating or bathing in the sun along a large cliff side. There was sage brush and many large boulders.
4 Peninsular Bighorns
Saw Rocky Mountain bighorn laying about on monument trail/wedding canyon trail hike with mammalogy class.
2 beautiful males on the Hopalong trail, about 4 miles in from the Art Smith trailhead, heading north.
The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb (140 kg). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and...