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Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby rockchalker » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:24 am

If you have been to Chicago Basin, you will understand that the below might be a much more dangerous move than any you would encounter while summitting Sunlight, Windom or Elous.

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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby oldkingog » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:29 am

Hilarious! My friend and I encountered about 30 goats while we were in the area about 10 years ago. You're looking particularly vulnerable there...

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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby Lemmiwinks » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:34 am

They definitely enjoy "drinking straight from the fountain"
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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby Steve Climber » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:35 am

...just as long as they keep to licking the ground AFTER and not trying to go for the source!!!
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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby MonGoose » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:38 am

The worst is when you walk away from camp and a group of 10 or so follow you with that look in their eyes. It can be a bit nerve wracking.

Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby bergsteigen » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:43 am

Yet another use for the FUDD!

Thankfully I didn't have any encounters when I was there last. Have to remember the FUDD when I go back to ski them.
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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby painless4u2 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:49 am

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Yes, I know that look. When we were in CB this summer they blew through our campsite at night and one hit my tent, nearly knocking it down with me in it! :shock:
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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby benners » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:57 am

painless4u2 wrote:
mountain-goats-close-stare.jpg


Yes, I know that look.

Here's the human analog to the look being given by the above goats:

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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby DrewR » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:00 pm

I had a similar experience on Pyramid last month. It's obvious what they are thinking.

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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby skiwall » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:09 pm

MonGoose wrote:The worst is when you walk away from camp and a group of 10 or so follow you with that look in their eyes. It can be a bit nerve wracking.


And when you have to stay in camp alone, and they surround your camp and stomp aggressively for you to leave!
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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby Tortoise1 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:50 pm

It seems to me they have just one facial expression that apparently covers their entire range of emotions, whatever those might be. They used to say the same thing about Clint Eastwood.

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Re: Goat Encounters - Chicago Basin

Postby nyker » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks...I needed a laugh - these goat pics were perfect.

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