Indianhead Xctry Hike With Sheep Viewing

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Indianhead Xctry Hike With Sheep Viewing

Postby Ardiner » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:39 pm

The desert hike season is starting back and I took my first trip into the mountains above Anza Borrego with a cross-country hike up the north face of Indianhead to the summit and then down one of the slot canyons into Palm Canyon for a great loop hike. The day was perfect and the sky was clear as we made the hike with some great weather, some great wildflowers and best of all a long and close encounter with three Bighorn Sheep just below the summit. As it starts to get cold and snowy in San J, G and A; don't forget there is great desert hiking available nearby this winter season.

A great shot of the Ram hovering over the ewes with Toro in the background can be found at:

You may find a full album of some of the highlight shots from the hike at the URL below should you wish to see more shots from the day.
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Postby Hikin_Jim » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:09 pm

Um, nice "sacrifice rock." Hiking? This weekend? Uh, no... I'm "busy". :shock:

How's your knee?

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Postby zippetydude » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:52 pm

Great shots of the bighorn sheep. Also liked shots 55 and 56, reminded me of Monty Python!

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Postby Ardiner » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:43 pm

Hikin_Jim wrote:

How's your knee?


A few weeks away from getting back out yet but improving. I'm taking satisfaction in the fact I had such a great Bighorn encounter on the hike to offset the downtime.
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Re: Indianhead Xctry Hike With Sheep Viewing

Postby HH8 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:22 pm

Ardiner wrote:some of the highlight shots

Did the ants place each cactus spine one at a time to defend their hole??

Point taken :-)

I don't think he likes the way you're lookin' at her...
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Postby Sally » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:09 pm

All I can say is "Wow!" Thanks for sharing!
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Postby KathyW » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:52 am

You were so lucky to see those beautiful sheep. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos. Indianhead is a good climb on a cool day - beautiful area.
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Postby arocknoid » Fri Nov 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Thanks for the post and superb photos on Shutterfly.

Good luck with the continued rehab and recuperation--hope you're back to full speed soon.

kind regards,

PS in #56 looks like you're all channeling Ahnold.
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