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Big Horns Returneth

November 4, 2015

2015-11-04  2914  Look who’s looking. Our camp host Elizabeth Daniel had a pleasant surprise today on her way to Lone Tree Campground.

Big Horns were pretty interested in what was going on, taking a close look from a nearby hillside. Elizabeth’s point-and-shoot helped capture the story. The herd of about 10 hung out together for about three hours during the heat of the day.

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2015-11-04  2915This young ram seemed a bit tired out. Visitors saw many in rut last week as the mating season is well underway.

2015-11-03  2871 This American Coot had the river to himself on Tuesday morning.

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Bucks are also faring well here at Cottonwood. This healthy specimen was caught nibbling plants in the host site in day use early Tuesday morning. He forgot to make the coffee, though.

2015-11-04  2909This John Deere Tractor hub is one of the many little artifacts that bring a sense of wonder about the generations that came before us. This must weigh well over 100 pounds. It will likely be here for your next visit.

2015-11-04  2900And now, your moment of zen. Cottonwood awaits you.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2015 2:26 am

    The pictures are beautiful. We were by the park b4 it opened and hope to get back one of these days. Love to read the updates.

  2. sue kennedy permalink
    November 5, 2015 4:04 am

    wonderful studies of the big horns, makes me so want to drive up and catch a view myself.

  3. Marilyn Bailey permalink
    November 7, 2015 4:06 am

    Wonderful pictures! We were there in 2014 and saw the bighorns when we were hiking down the river – very impressive. My favorite pic, tho, is “the moment of zen” river shot. Love it.

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