Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rock Mountain National Park---III

The picture below is an open meadow where the Bighorn sheep come to graze and get water.  When we got there in the even there were none in the field as you can obviously see.

However, it wasn't long before we spotted them coming down the mountain.  There were 15 of them and one of them was obviously the leader because when he stopped they all stopped.  They crossed the road about 50-100 feet from the parking lot and went out into the meadow.

The pictures below are just scenes from the drive up Trail Ridge Road to the visitor center.  These pictures are from the next day after we saw the sheep.  The weather was nice so it was really, really beautiful.


George said...

These are beautiful pictures from Trail Ridge Road. We were at the meadow twice, but we didn't see any sheep. I may need to swipe your picture of the sheep!

Ginny said...

Wonderful sharp clear pictures! I especially like the one of the valley nestled inside the mountains, it looks just like where we live! Those bighorn sheep, how odd!!! They look nothing like sheep, more like goats!! where is their wool?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THese make me long to see the mountains again.It has been too long.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH I'm so jealous!!!!! We went to that meadow twice --and didn't see the sheep... We just weren't there at the right time... Dang!!!!

Great set of photos, Neal.. It looks different from when we were there.

Rose said...

Beautiful, Neal.