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Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

by guod7 Online Now May 8, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Hi
We will be in the park in June and are interested in alpine photo ops. Of course Hurricane Ridge is a stop but that seems to be the only place mentioned on the internet. I was hoping for some other options in or maybe outside the park but within a hours drive.
Also, I have seen video of tourists encountering mountain goats while on Hurricane Ridge..does anyone know other places they might be found in June?
Thanks in advance
Doug

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by goodfish Online Now May 8, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    Hey there - we did the Hurricane Hill hike at Olympic but didn't have time for any other alpine exploration. Take a look at the trail descriptions for that area:

    nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/l...

    Klahhane Ridge would have been the other one we would have gotten in if I hadn't had one killer of a head cold.

    I had also found these for other hikes in the Olympic Mountains on the peninsula:

    http://trailsnw.com/olympics

    Wish I could give you some firsthand recos on these (Lake of the Angels looks like a good one) but had too few days for getting fitting in too much park!

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by goodfish Online Now May 8, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    Just another idea? When you stop at the rangers station/visitor center to pick up your park passes, talk to the rangers about additional hikes in the area. Those folks often do a lot of exploring in their free time so just might know of some great hikes outside of the listed park trails.

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by guod7 Online Now May 8, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    thanks :) I agree..too little time...too much park lol

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by goodfish Online Now May 9, 2011 at 3:11 AM

    You got it - and the beaches are fantastic. That's the section of park I took WAY too many shots of!
    Sorry I can't tell you where to find the goats.

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by guod7 Online Now May 9, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    you've been very helpful, thank you :) enjoy the week!

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by goodfish Online Now May 9, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    You're welcome. If I can come up with any others I run across, I'll pass 'em along.

    BTW, there's a fun little microbrewery in Port Angeles, if you like beer: Peaks, just a block or so from the port - great folks.

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    Re: Alpine views..best sites to view Mt goats

    by goodfish Online Now May 9, 2011 at 8:30 AM

    Just ran across another one - give this a look:

    nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/u...

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