So much of the action in the Chicago Basin involves the high peak and the spectacular landscapes that it is easy to miss the fauna that lives season after season in these areas. With this final post I hope to correct that oversight.
Perhaps the most exciting this in the Basin is the number of mountain goats. After our descent from Windom we encountered a herd of about 20 goats, They are very friendly, and have no fear of people. We were able to walk in close proximity tot he herd with only curious glances. The kids were playing and climbing, mastering the technical skills needed to survive in their vertical landscape.