It is generally agreed upon that there are some places that mountain goats just don’t belong.
It is harder to imagine that some of those places might include our remote and mountainous national parks.
Check out the Spring 2014 issue of National Parks, the National Parks Conservation Association Magazine, for an entertaining and thought-provoking account of how preserving some aspects of the natural landscape might involve removing others. Or, at least managing them with a paintball gun.
You can read the article by Julia Busiek here.
Park Ranger Charles Browne and climbing party, Mount Rainier National Park, 1930
Ranger Charles Browne, at far left, is shown here with a party of climbers, perhaps other rangers. The men hold ice axes, and are probably about to begin a climb.
Join us this Free First Thursday as we explore the ways innovations in outdoor gear have changed the ways we explore and enjoy the Northwest.
Olympic National Park, Washington
"On my trip up north to Washington, we discovered a very unique location in Olympic National Park," says Your Shot community member Justin Jong, who took this photo in the Washington State park. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when we first arrived. This was something so out of this world, and nothing I’d expect to find in the U.S.A. We only had an hour to explore before sundown. We immediately fell in love with this rain forest and the feeling we got being inside.”
Glacier National Park in Montana ~ taken June 2004
RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
FIELD OF BLUE LUPINE IN PARADISE VALLEY
Flower fields in Paradise Valley. Blue lupine. Showing southern exposure of Mountain and glacial system. Rainier National Park, Washington.
Published by Rainier National Park Co. Tacoma, Wash. Made in U.S.A.
Dante’s View, Death Valley
photo by bananasforbooks