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 on Mount Henkel. 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.

June 30, 2009


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rpc - Nov 6, 2009 5:42 pm - Voted 10/10

cool shot

cool goats

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 6, 2009 9:48 pm - 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.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 7, 2009 12:07 pm - Voted 10/10

That is incredible.

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!


distressbark - Nov 7, 2009 3:03 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: That is incredible.

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.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 7, 2009 1:51 pm - Voted 10/10


incredible view.



Saintgrizzly - Nov 7, 2009 11:50 pm - Voted 10/10


What a phenomenal thing to see!

(Is that the sheer east face of Henkel?)


distressbark - Nov 8, 2009 2:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ohmygoodness!

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.

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Jul 13, 2011 11:45 pm - Voted 10/10


just found this. insane!

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