|Cute but wild|
Mount Rose is my favorite mountain in the Olympics, it's also not far from Shelton. The Mount Rose trail starts at Lake Cushman. Last week a hiker reported that a mountain goat chased him down the trail for one mile. I've never seen a goat on Mount Rose, I always see them on Ellinor. I am convinced that one day a goat will butt someone right of the summit of Ellinor. I love the goats, but I fear them too. People should give mountain goats a wide berth, they are wild animals and they have really sharp horns! No one has recently been hurt on Mount Rose or Mount Ellinor but a goat killed a hiker on hurricane ridge last year and in 1999 a goat gored a hiker on Mount Ellinor.
|Goat on Mount Jupiter, this is the way I like to see goats in|
the Olympics. These were on a distant peak, so I was safe but
and I had a great view of the goats during my lunch break
The hiker posted a picture of the goat he had trouble with here:
|The ferocious domesticated Nubian is safe to pet, but she deserves your respect too!|
|These beautiful black bears gave me the space I needed after I clanked my trekking poles together. |
This was taken with a 12X zoom from about 300 feet way.