Rocky Mountain Goats in the Beartooths

Rocky Mountain goats inhabit the alpine meadows in high elevations in the Rocky Mountains. They are not a true goat, but are close relatives. They are sure footed often seen climbing along sheer mountain cliffs. I saw these grazing on a drive over the Beartooth Mountains yesterday. They are a magnificent sight. This elevation was probably about 10,000 feet.

The Beartooth Mountains were named after this formation. In the middle of the picture, you will see the ‘Bear’s Tooth.

As I drove to lower elevations of about 7,000 to 8,000 feet, I passed one field after another of magnificent splashes of color with the wildflowers in a massive bloom.

Indian Paintbrush, Wyoming’s State Flower

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