Sheep on the Road

This is a blog post that I meant to write a few months ago following our summer Road Trip to Colorado. While traveling I took photos of sheep I saw along the way. I forgot about this until I was going through photos tonight for another project.

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This was a band of sheep on the way to Bodie, a ghost town in Mono County, California. There are more photos of them in the post that is linked above.

So not all hardly any of the sheep I saw were alive. That doesn’t mean they weren’t impressive however.

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A bighorn ram outside the visitor center at Arches National Park.

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Another ram inside the gift store.

dsc_0919Petroglyphs seen on one of our hikes in the park…

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…and  a license plate in the parking lot (not a sheep, but I thought a mountain goat was cool anyway).

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After hiking all day in the park we stopped at the visitor center to fill up our water jugs and spent a little time with this ewe and lamb.

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Maybe it is a stretch but this is a photo of Sheep Mountain on the way to Leadville, Colorado.

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One of the old buildings in Leadville. OK, so it’s not sheep, but it’s fiber related, right?

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Also on a street in Leadville.

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In the restaurant where we had lunch (another mountain goat)…

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…and in one of the old hotels on the main street.

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I’d sure love to have brought home this ram…

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…but that price tag on his leg says $2900 (marked down from $4770).

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This print was on the wall of our motel room in Leadville.

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Somewhere on the road after leaving Leadville.

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On the way home we saw sheep and some other fiber animals in a few places but I was always too late with the camera. I barely caught these yaks. With the exception of the first day, this was not a sheep-watching trip (at least not live sheep). The last sheep photo I got was one that Dan pointed out to me:

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An anticlimactic photo of sheep on the road.

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