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Life Of A Sheep Guide Part 14- Grizzly Country

Ursus Horribilus……even the Latin name sounds sinister. If there is one clear and present danger in sheep country it’s the grizzly bear. The high mountain habitat where rams live is also a grizzly feeding zone, full of berries, ground squirrels … Continue reading

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LIFE OF A SHEEP GUIDE PART 7- SCURVY PREVENTION

Combing through journals and photo albums of my early guiding years the other day I came across a picture and thought….hum, this is certainly worth 500 words. The photo was taken in July 1976 at Grave Lake, which is in … Continue reading

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LIFE OF A SHEEP GUIDE-PART 4

    Chris in Levi’s about 1977.   How has the life of a sheep guide changed over the past four decades? Wow….then and now! Here is what a typical spike camp accommodation looked like in the 1070’s. Camp shelter … Continue reading

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LIFE OF A SHEEP GUIDE- PART 3

       My grandfather George Dalziel was a very tough “old school” outfitter. He walked into the north by himself, on foot from Telegraph Creek, around the time of the Great Depression.  He certainly had an interesting life; one of the original … Continue reading

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Life Of A Sheep Guide

    Forty years climbing mountains is a long time! The rugged peaks where Dall and Stone sheep roam have changed little. The lines on my face have changed a lot. Every band of rams, the difficult 400 yard shots, the … Continue reading

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