It is tough work living above timberline. The weather conditions are harsh, even in the summer, and climbing all those rocks can be tiring.
This relatively newborn lamb decided to take a break and soak in the morning sun near the top of Colorado’s 14,000+ foot high Mount Evans. This was my first trip of the season to the iconic mountain and it was fun as always.
The weather was pretty typical – 34 degrees and 40 mph winds – so it was a challenge but the rewards made it worthwhile.
Mountain Goats have a native range stretching from southern Alaska to the Rocky Mountains. The populations here in Colorado where I live are actually non-native, having been brought here in the middle of the 20th century as a tourist attraction.