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look at them goats!
While enjoying lunch near the unnamed tarn east of Natahki Lake, I spotted these three mountain goats traversing a sheer cliff face. Words cannot describe the awe a scene like this elicits!

I apologize about the quality, but it was a warm, hazy day. Please enlarge to for a better perspective.

30 June 2009

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rpccool shot

rpc

Voted 10/10

cool goats
Posted Nov 6, 2009 5:42 pm

Bob SihlerEnvy...

Bob Sihler

Voted 10/10

is what I feel when I watch mountain goats. If I could be any other animal for a day, I don't know if it would be a golden eagle or a mountain goat.
Posted Nov 6, 2009 9:48 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadThat is incredible.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Don't they sometimes find some that have dropped off a rock face like that? My father once found a chamois that had fallen down from a rock face near the Wildspitze!
Posted Nov 7, 2009 12:07 pm

distressbarkRe: That is incredible.

distressbark

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certainly. i saw a goat kid slip and fall on what appeared to be a rather steep face once. he tumbled downhill a few feet before catching himself, and promplty scrambled back uphill towards mama.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 3:03 pm

Tomek Lodowyunbelievable!

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

incredible view.

Tomek
Posted Nov 7, 2009 1:51 pm

SaintgrizzlyOhmygoodness!

Saintgrizzly

Voted 10/10

What a phenomenal thing to see!

(Is that the sheer east face of Henkel?)
Posted Nov 7, 2009 11:50 pm

distressbarkRe: Ohmygoodness!

distressbark

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it is indeed! i saw goats in a similar spot on Crowfeet Mountain's sheer east face last year. watched three different groups traverse some impossibly narrow, crumbly ledges at different spots along the face. unbelievable stuff.
Posted Nov 8, 2009 2:51 pm

Dottie Little Tentwow

Dottie Little Tent

Voted 10/10

just found this. insane!
Posted Jul 13, 2011 11:45 pm

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