Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Tourist season must be over

The resident bighorn sheep herd on Pikes Peak has moved around to the east cirque to graze the area usually crowded with Barr Trail hikers. I was up on Pikes Peak Tuesday and ran into a Division of Wildlife biologist who was tracking the herd (which has a few radio collared animals.) He said the sheep follow a fairly predictable pattern. They have their lambs in Bottomless Pit and French Creek in spring, work their way over the the remote, grassy South Slope watershed in Summer, then hang out in the eastern cirque in the cold months.

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