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Offline Rainier10

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2021, 02:05:33 PM »
Weather might blow you out for this weekend but don't give up.  Snow can melt fast and you will have a window.  I would go there every chance you get and hope for clear weather. If you get a good weather opening, take time off work if you have to.
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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2021, 09:24:23 AM »
Helped a buddy get his goat a couple years ago in pretty deep snow in early october, a bit of a harsh hunt. It warmed up later in october and it all melted just like jackelope's experience. Keep at it!

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #17 on: October 12, 2021, 07:22:19 PM »
Fingers crossed for your hunt.  Good luck  :tup:
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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2021, 08:27:22 PM »
Update? 

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2021, 04:42:06 AM »
I've been up the mountain several more times since the last post. Seen goats but can't seem to close the distance.  I'm out of state this week and will be heading back up once I get back.

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2021, 05:52:21 PM »
Your pushing your limit on weather !! Good luck and shoot straight


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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2021, 11:03:20 PM »
Snowing like crazy up there now. Over a foot at the trail heads

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2021, 05:58:22 AM »
Oh boy I used to love hiking up there when I had days to kill!. Go to the trailhead above Chambers Lake and head up the Ridgeline running East of Goat Creek. If you can get up there you can get into Jordan Basin pretty easily or you follow the ridge and pop over the top to the East and your looking into Goat Creek basin and the glacial valley there. We would do this and be sitting above groups of goats feeding on the hillside. We weren't hunting goats. We were scouting out big bucks before the snowfall. Haven't been there in 15 years though. Just an idea that worked for us to get close to goats. Good luck!
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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2021, 06:38:15 AM »
Be careful!   It gets REAL real fast in that country and this weather.

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2021, 07:14:01 AM »
Man I hope you can get there.  I know when I went with Jackelope we got a warm spell that had melted most of the heavy snow.  There was still snow in the shaded areas of the trail and it was a struggle getting through that.  Some of it was crusted over and some was soft.  It made for a work out going up.  I can't imagine what it would be like with a foot of snow the entire way.  Hopefully we get a warm blast so you don't struggle getting in there but I am not so sure that is going to happen.

Good luck and be safe.
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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2021, 08:34:29 AM »
I'm pulling for you. Hope the weather turns in your favor and it can come together with the right goat.

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2021, 08:56:39 AM »
I had to go back and read more of the thread and realized you have done this already. My bad. I would still make an effort to get up there on Goat ridge and head North along the ridge top until you get to the big slide area on the East side of the ridge. A little over halfway up the valley. Stay on the West side of the ridge and hop over along the way to do some spotting. If the weather allows it. Good luck

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2021, 07:17:35 PM »
Got a goat down late this afternoon. Heading back up in the morning to pack out. I'll post an update and story later this week.

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2021, 07:19:13 PM »
Congrats! The hair should be really good this late in the year!

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Re: Goat Rocks West OIL Journey
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2021, 07:28:23 PM »
Got a goat down late this afternoon. Heading back up in the morning to pack out. I'll post an update and story later this week.
:tup: Canít wait to read the update.

 


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