Mountain Goat traffic jam, that is. You can enlarge this as you like to see these beautiful animals. This herd has just come down from summer grazing meadows (about 13000 feet) to winter forage. This spot on the highway between Jackson and Alpine is about at 7000 feet. We always see them right at this spot both in late fall and
late spring. What you cannot see here is how incredibly steep the slope is on both sides of the road. That’s what the goats like, because predators don’t like the steep.
See the little ones that are about 1/2 the size of the adults? Those are the kids that were born last spring. Merry Christmas to the mountain goats!!