WOW! Look at these guys! We were on our way up to to go hiking at Guanella Pass in Colorado and had heard that we might see some Big Horn Sheep but never expected to get this up close and personal. We almost got in a wreck - so close that you could see them breathing.
Big Horn Sheep are really very majestic animals and didn't seem at all concerned about being watched. Obviously the one in the middle is posing for the camera - "my right profile is my best side" - he knew he was going to be on the front page of my next blog!
So, after the encounter with the Big Horns we did drive up to Guanella Pass at 11,000 ft to see some really Big Peaks. The pass is a stunning area with tundra and tarns ringed by mountains including a few of the "14ers": Mt Evans and Mt Bierstadt. It's a beautiful place to go for a walk if you can catch your breath. We hiked up the Mt Bierstadt trail and had amazing vistas at every turn.
So, if you are driving in Colorado - watch out for the Big Horns and Big Peaks!