Desert Bighorn Sheep in Red Rock Canyon NCA

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03/25/2016 Trip Notes:  While walking along Rocky Gap Road on our return hike to La Madre Spring & Dam, west of the Willow Springs Picnic Area, I spotted more than four Desert Bighorn Sheep roaming the cliffs on the north side of the road. Even though I have spent considerable time hiking trails throughout the Red Rock Canyon Park, this was only the second time I have spotted Bighorns. To me, the other surprising thing, was that this was around 12:30 in the afternoon. I was under the impression that you always had a better chance of observing Desert Bighorn Sheep during the early morning or late afternoon hours. Go to this page for pictures and information about this hike ... La Madre Spring - Trip Notes for 03/25/2016.
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