I am extremely privileged to have been so near a heard of eight mountain goats recently. These two beauties move ever so slow up a steep slope with the magical beauty of the Elwha Valley far below in the backdrop. I am not ashamed to say that I love being in the Olympics. Those that really know me, understand thow I feel about this place. Funny, it seems as if the masses travel to Yellowstone, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon for their nature fix. Because of the large crowds, I guess I stay away from these places for now. Somehow there is a peace and solitude just off the beaten path on the Olympic Peninsula. There isn't a sense of hurry here. This works for me.