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Wolverine: the Mad Max of the wilderness

...often as fast as it could. Sure, the animal may be fierce if cornered, but so is a chipmunk.Once, during a mountain goat hunt in western Lynn Canal, I was with my older brother and good friend Mike a hundred yards above a small herd of...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-01-23/wolverine-mad-max-wilderness
Outdoors
DOT to fight avalanches on the Road with blasting

...might be harmed by blasting. Mountain goats are at risk of being harmed by...the avalanche release. ... Mountain goats are not a protected species; however, in an effort to mitigate mountain goat mortality, prior to detonation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/dot-fight-avalanches-road-blasting
Local
Off the Beaten Path: Close encounters of the wild kind

...ridge narrowed and the wind had stripped away the snow, frozen edifices of the wolf's tracks remained.A number of mountain goats lay or stood complacently on the southwest aspects of ridges. A flock of shimmering white rock ptarmigan whizzed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-07/beaten-path-close-encounters-wild-ki
Outdoors
On the Trails: Hiking to Granite Basin

...Twas a great day for a hike, especially if one carried lots of water. We were a bit surprised to see two mountain goats on the side of the Juneau Ridge, in the hot sun; we had expected them to be on the shadier side of the ridge. Few...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/trails-hiking-granite-basin
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Political reflections during a hike of the Juneau Ridge

...The more I thought about it, the more it seemed way too French to be a success in the States.Next I considered the Mountain Goat Party. This was largely inspired by the fact I was looking at a herd of the amazing animals. Theodore Roosevelt created...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-03/beaten-path-political-reflections-du
Outdoors
Southeast Adventure: Observation Loop

...shoes. It was still a bit of a scramble to get to the top; we stopped halfway up at the sight of more than a dozen mountain goats resting in a patch of snow. Unfortunately, they trotted away as we hiked the trail above them. After a bit more...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-08/southeast-adventure-observation-loop
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Dogs of our lives

...excitedly awaiting, then parted ways. MC, Pancho and I emerged from a stand of mountain hemlock trees and spotted three mountain goats on the steep, avalanche-prone slopes rising above the Mendenhall Valley. Ravens and a northern harrier floated...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-10/beaten-path-dogs-our-lives
Outdoors
Off the Beaten Path: Wildlife, our heritage

...encounters.Living in Southeast, wildlife is our heritage. Getting to know bears, wolves, deer, salmon, whales, mountain goats, birds and the menagerie of other species that fill the woods and ocean is a gift just waiting to be taken advantage...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-10-17/beaten-path-wildlife-our-heritage
Outdoors
My PFD Came One Day Early On Blackerby Ridge

...above caught my eye. I was astounded to see a large mountain goat lightly tripping down the hiking trail without a care...hike on the ridge and take photos, maybe look for mountain goats and try to capture them with my telephoto lens. But...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-10-07/how-i-got-my-pfd-one-
Summer Hikes: Part II

...the ridge seemed effortless without a wire stuck in my foot, so I was in a great mood. We spotted large groups of mountain goats on both sides of the ridge, probably over two dozen in all, which thrilled Stephane as he took photos with his...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/betsy-fischer/2014-08-26/summer-hikes-part-ii

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