The trek was made on two of Melissa’s saddle horses. She rode ‘Little Man’, while I was up on ‘Pete’. After picking up the BLM truck and horse trailer, we loaded up our steeds and headed for the high country. We hit the trail about 8 AM. After crossing the Conejos River, we moved up the trail along the South Fork. Bighorn Sheep are really difficult to spot. Every few hundred yards, we broke out the binoculars and scanned the mountains on the sides of the canyon.
After moving upward for several miles, we tied the horses in a meadow and broke out some lunch. All morning long we scanned the hillsides but didn’t spy a thing. But, all in all you couldn’t beat the morning. Beautiful countryside, a nice horseback ride and some great company - definitely a winning combination!