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Fri., Aug. 31, 2012, 11:42 a.m.

Rangers deal with mountain goats, hiker conflicts

A mountain goat in Olympic National Park faced a photographer on the Switchback Trail in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area near Port Angeles, Wash., in 2008. Olympic National Forest later closed a trail near Hoodsport for two weeks because of aggressive mountain goats. (Associated Press)
A mountain goat in Olympic National Park faced a photographer on the Switchback Trail in the Klahhane-Hurricane Ridge-Switchback Trail area near Port Angeles, Wash., in 2008. Olympic National Forest later closed a trail near Hoodsport for two weeks because of aggressive mountain goats. (Associated Press)

WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS -- The effort continues:

Olympic Park Rangers close trail, teach goats to keep distance from hikers




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Rich Landers
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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