Monday, July 27, 2009

Afternoon around Hurricane Ridge

It's always a pleasure to return to the Olympics, and, on this last occasion, sharing of a place and cuisine with friends.

Mt. Carrie and Mt. Olympus from Hurricane Ridge

After not seeing them for nearly 25 years at Mt. Anderson, one unexpected surprise was a mountain goat and her kid near Mt. Angeles. After a controversial and protracted extraction process to transfer these non-natives to the Cascades in the 80's, the goats are making a slow comeback.

Nannie Goat with radio collar

A nannie goat and her kid marched right past me, not 20 feet away. Not great portraits, but fun nonetheless!

Kid goat following