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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 03:57:54 PM »
Amazing country.   :tup:
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 08:46:50 PM »
Beautiful pics. Will make a nice backdrop for the picture of your dad and his goat.

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 08:51:22 PM »
Looking forward to this hunt brother!!
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2016, 01:43:26 AM »
tagging along great stuff so far.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2016, 02:40:33 PM »
How is the hunt going?

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2016, 04:21:32 PM »
Good luck  :tup:

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 11:40:52 AM »
I spent a couple days on the 15th and 16th hunting. Saw goats but did not tie a tag on one.
The weather was nice but then it was going to be rainy and foggy so we packed out.

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2016, 12:49:40 PM »
Its looking like this weekend will be the first. Weather forecast is 5000' snow level, so we are expecting cold and wet. Should be a fun time with my dad, brothers and bro in law.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2016, 05:40:08 PM »
Good luck to you and your family. Hope to see an update soon with a smiling mug over a beautiful goat.

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2016, 02:37:12 PM »
Any update from the hunt?

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2016, 04:08:46 PM »
Hope you guys are busy packing out a big billy!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2016, 10:50:25 AM »
Nothing on the ground yet. We had a great weekend and a really fun camp. My dad had all of his boys and son in law up with him enjoying the sun, rain, snow and lots of goat sightings. We are working on getting back up there this weekend.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2016, 10:52:34 AM »
Glad you guys were able to both have fun and get into the goats. Looking forward to the next update. Good luck!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2016, 11:45:58 AM »
Nothing on the ground yet. We had a great weekend and a really fun camp. My dad had all of his boys and son in law up with him enjoying the sun, rain, snow and lots of goat sightings. We are working on getting back up there this weekend.

Thanks for the update!  Good luck this weekend!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2016, 11:48:27 AM »
With the current weather forecast it looks like we are heading in Sunday and staying until Tuesday or Wednesday. Most of the area we have hunted has been below 6000' so we are hoping to miss the rain tomorrow and Saturday more than the snow storm.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA
753 AM PDT THU OCT 6 2016

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CASCADES OF WHATCOM AND SKAGIT COUNTIES-
CASCADES OF SNOHOMISH AND KING COUNTIES-
753 AM PDT THU OCT 6 2016

...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED OVER THE NORTH CASCADES ABOVE
6000 FEET TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING...

STEADY PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD INTO THE NORTH CASCADES AFTER
SUNSET THIS EVENING...BECOMING INTENSE DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS
TONIGHT. WITH A FORECAST SNOW LEVEL NEAR 6000 FEET...THIS WILL
AMOUNT TO MODERATE AND HEAVY SNOW AMOUNTS FOR HIGH ELEVATIONS.
FROM TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...6 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED ABOVE 6000 FEET FROM THE GLACIER PEAK AREA NORTH TO THE
CANADIAN BORDER...INCLUDING HARTS PASS.

THOSE VENTURING INTO THE BACKCOUNTRY...INCLUDING HIKERS ALONG THE
PACIFIC CREST TRAIL...NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR THIS EARLY SEASON
SNOW OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY.

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2016, 12:30:53 PM »
Couple photos of the first weekend.
The hike in was a lot of fun. Its not easy with lots of optics, wood stoves, and a 4 days worth of food but we had great conversations and awesome views.

We got to camp and had a Nanny and Kid just up from us and a lone goat around the corner but he/she was very elusive.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2016, 12:33:36 PM »
That night we got camp setup and roasted some brats on the stove.

Im not totally sold on the stoves yet but it is nice to be able to get warm and dry out a little.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2016, 12:35:45 PM »
The next morning was spectacular. Beautiful sunrise, weather was great, and it gave us time to collect firewood and prep for the coming wind, rain, snow we were expecting.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2016, 12:46:39 PM »
The whole trip we basically had goats 360 degrees around us but finding a good goat in stalking position wasn't easy.

After camp got situated the weather rolled in and we make a break for lower elevations in hope of getting out of the clouds.
We dropped 500' or 600' elevation but we weren't seeing goats like we expected so my dad and Saylean turned back for camp.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2016, 01:04:54 PM »
I stayed low but the clouds rolled in and out and any place with a decent glassing views was getting hit by the wind. I ended up seeing a nanny and a kid along with a billy about a 1/4 mile from where we split up.

After about 30 minutes or so i looked back to where we split up and there was a goat walking through the same meadow.

I grabbed everything and tried to close the distance to get a better look but by the time I got there the goat gave me the slip.

Instead of heading back up the same way I came down and potentially bumping the goat, I opted to head straight up hill to camp up a nasty goat trail. It was ugly and I didn't get any photos of the assent but it wasn't pleasant at all.

We never did find that goat even though he/she was less than 400 yards from camp.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2016, 01:43:18 PM »
Sunday was awesome. Great weather, we could dry out a little and goats were everywhere.

We climbed out of the hole we camped in and found multiple groups of goats but couldn't find a lone billy.

We did end up finding a lone nanny and watched her for 20-30 minutes.

my dad didn't like the hike out of the hole so we took a different route back down which wasn't as steep but it was very thick.

Monday we woke up to fog soup and didn't do anything but eat breakfast, pack up and pack out.
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2016, 10:23:05 AM »
Thanks for the update.  Good luck next week!

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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2016, 10:25:47 AM »
Awesome photos, good luck!!!
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2016, 10:32:57 AM »
Beautiful country! I can't wait to draw a goat tag! Good luck on the next adventure
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Re: 70th birthday present
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2016, 02:11:01 PM »
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