In 1936, L.S. Chadwick had set out on horseback and spotted three huge rams up on the skyline. Chadwick, 62, hiked with his guide, Roy Hargreaves, a mile and a half to where they had first spotted the sheep, only to find them gone. As Chadwick later recounted, "We sighted them down in the Muskwa Valley, two thousand or more feet below. Then down over the rock slide, with sore feet and trembling knees, we went, until we got to within two hundred yards of them."