Mountain Goats!

August 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Dinner TimeDinner TimeA herd of mountain goats forage among the small rocks for dinner.

Blue Lakes Road, Breckenridge, Colorado
Last week I hiked McGullough Falls near Breckenridge, Colorado. It is an amazing hike filled with waterfalls and wildflowers. At sunset, I went on Blue Lakes Road and had a delightful surprise. I was parked above the lower lake and suddenly a herd of seven mountain goats - four adults and three babies - came down the mountain right where my car was parked! A nanny and her baby even came right up to my car! I decided it was best to stay put as they circled my car and then rejoined their herd. It was such an incredible experience to be so close to them! Truly unforgettable.

Following in Mother's FootstepsFollowing in Mother's FootstepsA baby mountain goat follows in its mother's footsteps.

Blue Lakes Road, Breckenridge, Colorado
  CuddlingCuddlingTwo mountain goat lambs cuddle at dinnertime.

Blue Lakes Road, Breckenridge, Colorado

Evening is a prime viewing time for wildlife. But remember to not feed or approach them. Happy viewing!

 


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