Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Mountain Goat on Gloom, Glacier Bay. July 4, 2011.

18 July 2011 | posted at Sitka
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: Mountain goats on a ledge.

When we left Seattle, I had two kinds of wildlife on my list to see: moose and mountain goats. On our previous trips we had made special trips to bays known to harbor moose and spent time sweeping moutainsides with binoculars at Tracy Arm and Glacier Bay looking for goats. Both had eluded us. Now that I had seen a moose on the Stikine River, I was determined to check off the goats. So when the Park Ranger at our orientation told us mountain goats had been spotted on a rocky promontory called “Gloom”, I was determined to go there.

We saw this goat and her kid on a ledge about a third of the way up the hillside. We watched them moving easily up the rocky slopes. Then as we were leaving, Steve spotted a herd of goats near the top. They were worth waiting for.
Comments
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
About:
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
Extra:
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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