70 Wild Big Horn Sheep within a stone throw

Trip Start Nov 03, 2010
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Canyon Trail RV Park
What I did
Went to see the Big Horn Sheep @ Hemingway Park at Boulder City, Nevada

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Hi everybody, long time since I've done an update. We are still in Boulder City, NV and will head out the first of September to Camp Verde, AZ.  We hear the fishing is good there.
We've really enjoyed it here.  We love Boulder City, such a sweet town. I've started to goingto the local pool here and do laps $2 a day not bad. 
I felt inspired to write today because we had such a special trip out today and for those of you passing thru Boulder City just quickly turn off into this park and see the Big Horn Sheep.
Today we headed out to have picnic dinner at Hemingway park.  We were recently told about the Big Horn Sheep that come down from the mountain and graze and lay in the shade most of the day in a local park.  One its much cooler than up in the rock mountains and they have this lush watered grass to feed on.  It is a regular kids park with slides and such for the kids to play on.  Covered picnic tables and built-in BQ grills and within a few feet of it all are a group of about 70 sheep.  I would say that they were less than 10 feet away with no fence between us.  Not one comes up to interact to be fed.  They just walk by meeting and greeting with others.
Even the walkway back to the car you have to hop scotch over the poop pebbles. Towards the end we had sheep grazing on all 4 sides of us.  It just didn't seem real. I've never had large wildlife so close with no fence between us.  I forgot to mention we had a view of beautiful Lake Mead in the background and there wasn't just sheep grazing.  There were Jack rabbits and babies all along the front of the back trees and bushes.  Hope you all are doing great and I would love to hear from you all. Sincerely, Debra
Oh also I've been lame not to upload pictures.  Well this time I did pictures and a video, be sure to click on the video and check it out.  Look for the little bunnies also.


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Kathy H on

Very nice picture, looks very professional.

maria Nova on

Nice that you get to enjoy such beauty! Nevada is beautiful. Do you miss Hawaii yet?

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