Mountain goat poser

Mountain goat poser

On a 2002 trip into the Enchantments in late September, I was with NWHiker's Tom Davenport and he snapped this pic of this mountain goat that adopted our campsite. Both Tom and I were using Hennessey Hammocks and the thought of those horns inadvertently hitting the bottom of our hammocks in the early morning was a bit unnerving so we did our best to chase this pest away. We were camped at Talisman Lake during that visit to the 'Chants. Here is the background picture of this "goat poser" shot. 10-1-2002
on Dec 14, 2009 9:19 am
Image ID: 582433


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rdmc - Dec 14, 2009 9:41 am - Voted 10/10


.... shot!

I love it!

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Dec 14, 2009 8:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Awesome...

I couldn't agree more. I love it too :)


Dean - Dec 14, 2009 9:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome...

thank you rdmc, this shot by Tom is a gem. I took some pics right alongside him but mine don't compare.


Dean - Dec 14, 2009 9:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome...

Thank you Anya, that is a nice compliment, it is a beauty that Tom captured.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Dec 14, 2009 8:15 pm - Voted 10/10




Dean - Dec 15, 2009 8:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: excellent....

Thank you Dow, Merry Christmas and may 2010 be another stellar year for you.


Noondueler - Dec 15, 2009 2:25 am - Voted 10/10

One of your best!

Many beautiful elements here.


TyeDyeTwins - Dec 15, 2009 4:24 am - Voted 10/10


Congrats Dean on Pic of the Day. This shot is more than well deserving of such a title. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful moment with all of us. TyeDyeTwins


imontop - Dec 15, 2009 7:14 am - Voted 10/10

Mmmm, mmmm good!

Wow! That is an awesome pic!


wma204 - Dec 15, 2009 9:01 am - Hasn't voted

Oh the goats!

Those goats in the Enchantments are pretty bold! You captured their attitude perfectly.


Azra - Dec 15, 2009 10:12 am - Voted 10/10


Beautiful photo!


Charles - Dec 15, 2009 4:50 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot

certainly a touch of the Satyr in him!

Sigouin - Dec 15, 2009 7:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Where is this?

Hey, great photo! It must be pretty wild to come across one of these guys out there! Where is this place anyway?


Dean - Dec 15, 2009 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Where is this?

This was taken in this area: Enchantments
which is located in Washington State.


lcarreau - Dec 15, 2009 9:07 pm - Voted 10/10

A mountain goat is a metaphor

for all that is lacking in the human spirit.

When Mountain Goats die, they don't stop being Mountain Goats. They continue to climb to a higher plain; a mountain goat's "heaven" where the snow is always deep, the route is always steep AND the mountains are
higher than any mountains here on Earth.

God bless the Mountain Goat !!!

John Kirk

John Kirk - Dec 15, 2009 10:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Lake and Larch and Goat

What else could you ask for in the same shot?


Dean - Dec 20, 2009 7:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: you

Its been a long time since that fall outing on Mt. Aix. How have you been? Let me wish you a Merry Christmas while I'm at it. Yeah, Tom and I had a neat trip into the Chants but I remember that trip most for tearing a calf muscle. I think he was wondering why I was so slow.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Dec 20, 2009 11:32 am - Voted 10/10

great photo

Nice shot!


RayMondo - Jan 25, 2010 3:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Very nice

I have never the species. I certainly look forward to. To me, they look esoteric and wise.

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