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South Face of Pine Mountain...Rare glimpse of Nelson Big Horn Sheep
View of the South face of Pine mountain from the saddle between Pine Mountain and Dawson Peak. Spotted a few of the elusive Nelson Big Horn Sheep on the face highlighted by the red boxes. The box on the left includes a ewe and lamb. It is believed the population is down to less than 100 in Angeles Forest from nearly 800 in the 80's.

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In all my years of hiking in the San Gabriels I've only seen these once, and then only briefly. They were probably somewhere nearby when I passed by, but I was so focused on moving along I just missed them. Too bad you didn't have a telephoto.
Posted Jun 2, 2006 4:39 am

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On one of my descents of Pine Mountain Ridge, I once counted 17 Nelson Bighorns about 400 feet beneath me on the ridge... a stunning sight.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 7:15 pm

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on May 29, 2006 7:05 pm

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