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What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat do?

Postby boudreaux » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:47 pm

I saw it today from a 1000 feet above Blue Lake while downclimbing Quandary. 3 goats were dancing on top of my car parked by the dam. I knew they were curious, but this was just crazy. Those little suckers got up on my car at least a half dozen times. They caved in the roof, not serious though and was easy to punch out. Hoof prints all over my car, even on the sides. The things they do when you aren't looking. I'm yelling from way up there, "Hey, that's my car", like they could hear me! By the time I got down to the dam, they had scattered, but was hoping to get a picture of the 'Soul Train' performed on my car!
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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby jasonmiller » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:06 am

boudreaux wrote:I saw it today from a 1000 feet above Blue Lake while downclimbing Quandary. 3 goats were dancing on top of my car parked by the dam. I knew they were curious, but this was just crazy. Those little suckers got up on my car at least a half dozen times. They caved in the roof, not serious though and was easy to punch out. Hoof prints all over my car, even on the sides. The things they do when you aren't looking. I'm yelling from way up there, "Hey, that's my car", like they could hear me! By the time I got down to the dam, they had scattered, but was hoping to get a picture of the 'Soul Train' performed on my car!



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Oh My, not to be cold heart-ed about your car but this post made my day. I am cracking up visualizing these goats! Hope its easy to fix...
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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby jblyth » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:08 am

This would be a fun one to explain to your insurance agent! Sorry about your car, but thanks for sharing the story….I can’t stop laughing!

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby crossfitter » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:23 am

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby boudreaux » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 am

Those pics are incredible, I sure would love to have some soles on my boots made out of the stuff in those hoofs

you just have to laugh, it's what they do!
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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby fleetmack » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:45 am

realhillboarding posted this one from pyramid a couple years ago, i always though it was pretty cool
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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby habaceeba » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:49 am

I was coming down Pyramid 2 years ago downclimbing towards a goat standing on a cliff about 30 feet in front of me. He jumped off and in an instant was some 50 feet below looking up at me like 'what?'

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby prestone818 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:00 am

crazy where they can go. summit lake area

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby viejo » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:10 am

A small herd passed by on Edwards ridge. Unforunately, natures urges pressed upon me, and I needed to water the tundra. While doing so, a good sized billy that was attracted by the salt decided to check things out. His eyes went from the tundra right on up to the source. Looking at those cutting herbiverous teeth, I could only think that this might potentially be the worst, or possibly the best experience of my life.

The goat then licked the tundra grasses and moved off. The relationship remained unconsummated. Probably all for the best.

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby Obese_goat » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:47 pm

goats entering the ladies room at Mount Evans summit lake...
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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby MtHurd » Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:16 pm

Monkeys jumping in our car in Chail, India.

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Re: What is the craziest thing you ever saw a mountain goat

Postby nyker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:07 pm

Not so crazy as it was entertaining to watch...these little fellas (in Glacier NP) were trying to jump up to their parents for about 25min and they finally got up, but not without making 20 good attempts and falls while the parents encouraged them from above. You can almost hear them say "c'mon, Junior, you can make it!"
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