The first weekend the COVID-19 crisis began to affect my family, we decided to go for a hike. This met the social distancing recommendations, and also exposed us to fresh air. Not much sunshine, but it was warmer than you'd imagine from the snow-dusted landscape.
We were rewarded in the Garden of the Gods with a close-up view of big horn sheep. Three rams grazed near the trail. They were undisturbed by our admiration. As we stood there staring, other hikers, and cars on the road, paused to see why we were gazing at the cliff side.
Unlike some parks, the humans had sense enough to remain at a safe and respectful distance. Maybe those big curled horns commanded attention.
If your weather doesn't permit outdoor activity at the moment, you can take a virtual trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo via their giraffe cam.
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