Monday, August 08, 2005

Human Mountain Goat!

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Peggy already warned me that Doug, our lead field biologist for the owl crew, is actually a mountain goat, but I found out for myself tonight on our first "walk-in" together.

Here, I'm just trying to keep up with him, and we haven't even gone off trail yet (note his blurred foot in the enlarged photo).

Once we got into steep climbing and bushwhacking I also found out just how aerobicly challenged I am after two months of sedentary confinement.

We didn't find any owls in this territory but, after we hiked out and all was said and done, I felt exhilarated & renewed from the exercise, scenery and experience.

Besides, Doug and I seem to have much in common, so we had great conversations on the drive home (yes, we do need to use vehicles on this job, but I think the work is important enough to justify that).


Doug may be 20 years younger than I, and capable of leaving me in his trail dust, but I still have more hair than he does;~)
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Blogger the Contrary Goddess said...

I'm really glad to see you all back! And happy you are feeling well enough to follow a mountain goat around. Love the photos!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thanks CG

And I'm very happy to be back too!

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, it's always good to have hair. :-) Glad you're enjoying the job.

4:12 PM  
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7:08 PM  

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