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...
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...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...


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