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Mountain Goats

I was just looking back through photos this evening and contemplating some places I want to revisit this summer, especially close to home.  I definitely need to get back up to Mt. Evans this summer.  It’s only about an 1 and 1/2 hours from home so it’s nice and convenient.  My last trip up to Mt. Evans was shrouded with fog so I wasn’t able to capture much of the scenery.  One of the many things you will see heading up to Mt. Evans is mountain goats. This particular evening the goats were right along the road. This particular one gave me a nice pose before he and the herd got skittish and headed up the mountain side.

Have you started to plan your trips for the upcoming year? Spring is right around the corner and before you know it the snow will be melting and flowers will start blooming. I’ve already started to plan a trip to Moab and back to the Grand Tetons and of course my photo tours around the state this summer. If you are thinking of coming out to Colorado I’ve still have some openings in both of my photo tours this summer. Check it out at Colorado Photo Tours or click on the banner ad on the right side of the page.

Mountain Goats

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Wildlife Friday

It’s a Wildlife Friday!  This Wildlife Friday comes from Mt. Evans, Colorado.  On the drive up to the summit this fabulous herd of mountain goats appeared coming around the corner.  They were really close to the road.  I knew as soon as I got out of the car they were going to head up the side of the mountain to get away.  If you follow some of my other streams I gave you a sneak peek of the mountain goats on video this past weekend.  These fabulous creatures hang out on rocky cliffs where predators can’t reach them.

If you look at these mountain goats, they still haven’t shed their winter coat.  It’s starting to get really chilly up in the higher altitudes, in fact that evening there was a little snow fall while I was on top of the mountain.  The park rangers were talking about closing the upper part of the road this week.

I’m currently in Banff enjoying the great scenery.  Follow me on some of my other streams for the latest news feeds from Banff.  I hope you have enjoyed this trip up to Mt. Evans.  I have one or two more photos I’ll most likely share with you next week while I’m away in Canada.

Have a great weekend!

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