An old timer we were fishing with named it such since at the time the lake had no name only a number. the lake was fickle and had not a single fish in it. now i may be wronge about the lake being sterile. we may have just got skunked, however compaired to lucile, it was empty. God bless sterile goat lake, because it was the deciding factor in hiking cramer. we were half way there by the time we reached the lake and just decided to carry on.
If this is the lake right under Cramer, it's not goat lake. Understanding you named it and that's where the name goat came from - BUT based on my USGS QUADS/map programs and extensive knowledge of the area, it's in fact been named for a long time (way before ~2008 when posted). It's called Profile Lake (highest named lake in Sawtooth Wilderness). Based on my pictures that's what we're looking at here. ;)