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With the long-anticipated forecast of summer weather I wanted to hike to Goat Peak before it gets dusty and dry so I was up early yesterday and go to the trailhead by 8:00. Along the way I saw at least six snowshoe hares and some cows that gave me baleful looks. It was a chilly 55 degrees and misty clouds were being carried along by the mountain breezes. It’s a short hike to the 7000′ elevation lookout – 2 1/2 miles according to the guide book – with 1400′ elevation gain. It’s a tad bit steep for my tastes. I like getting to a prominent point like that but sometimes the walk down is harder on the body than the walk up. My knees ached and my feet hurt when I was done. Luna and I enjoyed the scenery and flowers even if we never got the BIG view.




  1. lovely – how far is this from your back door?

    • I can see the lookout from here. It takes about an hour to drive to the trailhead – maybe 12 or 15 miles on a dirt road.

  2. Do you and Luna every need company on your hikes? I’d love to join you when we get over there!

    • Oh we’d be delighted to have you along. Are you around all the time now?

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