On the Trails: Strolling in the March sunshine

...Nugget Falls on a blissfully ice-free trail. Two mountain goats were visible on the ledges on the far side of for caribou, up north, and probably also for mountain goats that graze on ground-dwelling lichens and plants near...
On the Trails: As winter falls away, bears, hooters, mountain goats appear again

...waiting for the right moment. The first shoots of skunk cabbage to emerge from the muck were eagerly cropped by deer.Mountain goats are back on the ledges near Nugget Falls. Beavers never really quit working this "winter" but got busy every time...
Wildlife Wednesday: Southeast's moose

...Moose in Southeast Alaska." He's done field projects on moose in Gustavus and Berners Bay. White spoke about mountain goats at a Wildlife Wednesday last season. The talk is at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Thunder Mountain High School library...
On the Trails: Eating lichens

...and home.In Southeast, Sitka black-tailed deer eat arboreal lichens, as we observed, and so do moose. When mountain goats descend from the peaks into the forest in the winter, they eat arboreal and leafy lichens; in the alpine zone in summer...
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...
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...
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...
Search for missing hiker widens on second day

...a 23-year-old tourist from Slovenia, who fell off the top of Sheep Creek Basin in 2004 trying to photograph mountain goats. She somehow managed to grab hold of a tree root on the 65-plus-foot freefall down the mountainface. She clung...
Juried Art Show recognizes exemplary works

...weavings. She is Tlingit of the Raven Clan from the Snail House. Her "Caprini Tribal Regalia" was made entirely of mountain goat wool and was embellished with beadwork.The winners were announced during an opening reception for the exhibit at the Juneau Arts...
On the Trails: Spring has sprung, and a mama bear parked her three tiny cubs up in a cottonwood while she foraged not far away. Most of the mountain goats around the glacier have moved uphill, but one lingers above Nugget Falls. And a new kid was recently born near there...


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