We hiked up a drainage on the 8th to a side drainage to try and get a look at 6 or 7 white dots we had spotted earlier in the day on hte ridge. Pitched the tent there late afternoon and spotted 6 that night. 2 were close but no cigar. Weather was not too bad. Good visibility, wet brush, some rain off and on. I also spotted 1 lone ram and later on 3 others at the head of our main drainage about 2 miles up. 10 rams spotted on the first day! This is looking good! Hopefully the weather holds
The 9th, supposed to be a day of scouting/glassing and hopefully getting a closer look at the rams up the bowl and maybe find the 7th if he existed but the ceiling dropped and so did the rain that night and all day. Spent the day in the tent socked in. Rain poured down and the clouds stayed low. Bummer.
The morning of the 10th it had lifted some. I looked up the valley at the head of the bowl which had a fresh frosting of snow. As did the ridge we saw the rams on the night before. By 9 am the ceiling dropped and the rain returned, socked in again. We decided to head up the drainage in the rain through the wet brush. Base layer and rain gear, time to get wet. Ceiling was up and down in the afternoon/evening, that evening we spotted the 6 rams which had moved up the ridge/drainage and over the mountain at the head of our drainage.
The 11th found us with low ceiling again, no sheep to be seen below the clouds. We headed up around the edge of our bowl to the fog line and waited for it to lift. Ate lunch in a cave out of the wind and driving rain watching a low saddle. Afternoon it lifted, we could see adjacent ridges and bowls for the first time! Yeah! The afternoon was spent glassing, exploring, etc., That evening we spotted the 6 rams on the back side of the mountain from an adjacent ridge. No other rams, where were the other 4?? Are there any shooters around we haven't seen yet? Looks like we may have found the ram zone. Plan was to check it out the next day.