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Fri., Aug. 26, 2011, 7:45 a.m.

Scotchman Friends print cards to educate hikers about mountain goats

Information on how hikers can coexist harmlessly with mountain goats has been compiled on handout cards by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in Sandpoint. 
 (Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)
Information on how hikers can coexist harmlessly with mountain goats has been compiled on handout cards by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in Sandpoint. (Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)

HIKING -- Mountain goats continue to make friendly appearances to reward hikers who make the steep 7-mile round trip to the summit of Scotchman Peak northeast of Lake Pend Oreille.

The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness would like to see that great relationship continue, but they've learned for experts that even docile-looking mountain goats can become unpredictable and dangerous if humans spoil them.

Read and heed the etiquette so nicely summarized on the card. 

And enjoy mountain goats wherever you find them.

The Friends are handing out the goat cards at the Bonner County Fair!
 




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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