Went for another little exploratory hike in this interesting area.
A deep sandstone canyon caught my eye, so I decided it was the day's goal. Turned out to be a fun canyon with some boulder-hopping and scrambling. The sandstone walls were pockmarked with caves and windows, in all possible combinations of red, orange, and white. My hike ended at a 30+ foot fall with a pool of water in the bedrock below and sheer walls on each side. No way up that!
The bighorns had definitely been coming to the pool to drink, and if you were very quiet and patient, there was a cave to sit where they wouldn't see you until the last second. It was rather warm today, so I enjoyed a snack break in the shade, and then headed back. On the return hike, I saw my second bighorn of the year. Hopefully a good sign for a good bighorn year to come!