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Mount Evans and its Famous Mountain Goats

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They're cool, they're calm, and they're hangin' out at 14,000 feet! It's the Mt. Evans mountain goats! I took a trip up the highest road in the continental U.S. to photograph the goats and to enjoy the beauty that is Mt. Evans, Colorado. I was lucky to see so many goats up there! The road just opened a couple of weeks ago, due to a particularly stormy spring and impassable conditions. The babies, who are normally born in June, are just weaning now, in August! Lucky for me...




The bighorn sheep and marmots were out in force as well. Temperatures at the top of the mountain were near 30 degrees, even though it was 90 degrees down in Boulder.




Though this was my first time ever seeing mountain goats in the wild, I had taken my first trip to Mt. Evans last Autumn. The mountain was carpeted in gold, and the lakes reflected the autumn colors. It's definitely a sight to be seen! It only took an hour to hike down to the valley, but 2.5 hours to get back up! At 13,000 fee…

My first black bear sighting!

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I was just so excited I had to share! Been wanting to see one for quite some time now.


Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me - so this was snapped with a point and shoot. Still...
Next on the list: mountain lion!