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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 04:36 PM
Finding the Mountain Sheep at Tres Virgenes


I understand that resident ranchers at Tres Virgenes will take people on a tour to see the mountain sheep in the region. I would really enjoy seeing this area for many reasons, but the sheep would do. Has anyone been there? How do I arrange for a tour?
Thanks for any help.
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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 04:38 PM


great question...we look forward to the answer...I've been seeing the signs for a restaurant/accomodations there for years now and always wondered about it.



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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 04:53 PM


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great question...we look forward to the answer...I've been seeing the signs for a restaurant/accomodations there for years now and always wondered about it.


You read my mind on that point, Shari. I guess we've always been interested in spending time in other great Baja locales, but have always wondered what lies beyond that sign.
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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 06:46 PM


Ditto:

There is some pretty significant geothermal energy work out there isn't there?




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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 07:00 PM


We went out there years ago ... there was no restaurant .... they do take care of sheep.

Tomorrow we go to santa rosalia and I can try to find out.

Two friends of ours went camping there at the beginning of the year as well, I can ask them what they saw.




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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 07:07 PM


The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck ...in an chapter..writes about these mountain sheep that they went inland to hunt for. One of the local ranchers took them on this hunt. I assumed the area was San Felipe. Just thought I throw that in this conversation. Any sheep in San Felipe area still?



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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 08:21 PM


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Ditto:

There is some pretty significant geothermal energy work out there isn't there?


Every other trip or so I have seen steam venting from their facility. It is on the eastern slope of the second or third Volcan looking north.

I too have said next time we need to take a side trip, maybe next time................

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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 08:27 PM


hey mcfez, i think that little excursion was farther south, like mulege?



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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 08:29 PM


Check with Terry or Gary at San Ignacio Springs, the yurts.
I seem to remember someone at dinner there talking about spending the night out there.




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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 10:13 PM


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hey mcfez, i think that little excursion was farther south, like mulege?


Not sure...my book is at the San Felipe house. Anyone...?




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[*] posted on 11-29-2010 at 10:23 PM


Anybody have Steinbeck's "Log from the Sea of Cortez" on their Kindle?
Can you quick-read it for McFez, plz?
There's also a copy in the Rock Room at Shari's!!




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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 03:27 AM


It was out of Loreto, I think. Almost positive. Maybe.



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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 05:29 AM


There I believe three of four different kinds of sheep in Baja. Fred Jones of Vagabundos del Mar is an expert in this area and many times is invited to aja for his recommendations. On Carmen Island off Loreto has a large population which has greatly increased. They are now in the process of transporting the overflow to Mechuda south of Agua Verde; their original homeland. They have hunting expeditions out of Juncalito @ $50,000 a pop. Hunters trying to fill out their Grand Slam. There is another population of sheep In the Gigantes mts behind Puerto Escondido. Also in middle of baja across from scorpion bay and southern bahia concepcion. As to San Felipe I think they refer to the mountains adjacent to Huerfanito where is said some of the federales at times out of boredom go into the hills to shoot some game; including sheep. And lastly in the northern Sierras south of Ensenada is another population.
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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 06:11 AM


In February of 2008 I met some folks at the Loreto airpoart who had just hunted this area. As I recall, the hunter was from North Carolina. Because the cost of the permit was significant and he wanted to make sure that any ram he shot was of trophy class, he had brought his personal guide from British Columbia who had extensive sheep hunting experience and was well versed in estimating horn size. The guide explained to me where they found the rams vs. the ewes and lambs (at what elevataion band on the mountain) relative to the sea, the type of optics which were necessary, the several days it took to stalk the sheep from when they spotted the sheep, etc. etc.

My understanding is the sheep are Desert Bighorn.

So on the way back north, I decided to drive down the road this thread discusses. I will try to attach some photos of what I saw. According to my travel notes, I drove the road on March 3, 2008. It is baracaded down by the electrical plant and I was told I could not be down there.




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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 06:26 AM


Here is what I saw on my little adventure on the road discussed on this thread.















Then on the way back out to the main road I ran into these folks who were just underway to go bring out the next group of sheep hunters.






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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 06:44 AM


Mcfez, I have seen sheep in the mtns between San Felipe and Gonzaga... right along side the road... looked like they were eating rock...
I didn't see any big curls and haven't see any for 3 or so years.
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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 07:12 AM


bighorns have been seen on the hillsides right here in mulege...right from hwy 1.



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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 07:38 AM


The hunting ranch is definately for native Bighorn Desert Sheep and is of the same type found in Arizona and parts of New Mexico.
Just up the road from the turnoff to the Tres Virgenes is a two story house on the sharp corner quite aways before you get to San Ignacio coming from Santa Rosalia. I have a friend who knows this rancher very well and has stayed numerous times with him and one of his remote ranches is home to a large herd of Desert Bighorns and they could observe them every morning. The ranchers daughter is now the district attorney for Santa Rosalia and she used to cook for visitors on a wood fire at the ranches.




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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 07:44 AM
Desert bighorns above Rcho Coyote - south of Mulege



Borego (desert bighorn sheep) are frequently seen during the winter months crossing this mountainside above Rcho Coyote.


This photo was taken by a neighbor with a standard camera/lens about 5-6 years ago. He climbed and got this close to the group.




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[*] posted on 11-30-2010 at 07:56 AM


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