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Entries filed under 'Goats'

    Best of The REI Blog, 2010

    As The REI Blog winds down its inaugural year, we flashback to a few favorite posts of 2010: Gravity-defying goats. How do they do that? Black George. Meet the giver of root beer floats in Grand Teton National Park. The Oscar should go to…. A great short film from Yosemite Nature Notes, Frazil Ice. Time-lapse videos. Four hours of a lunar eclipse on the winter solstice condensed into 2 minutes; 2 feet of snow falling over 18 hours in New Jersey compressed into 38 seconds. One rad bike. Few ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on January 7, 2011 2:13 PM & Tagged Cycling, Goats, Oprah, REI Blog, black george, matches, mt. rainier and stand up paddleboarding | permalink | Comments

    Gravity-defying Goats

    When it's goats vs. gravity, don't bet against the goats. We spotted some eye-popping photos of Alpine ibex, wild goats that inhabit mountainous regions in Europe, somehow traversing a near-vertical cobblestone wall that forms the dry-side exterior of a dam in northern Italy (Diga del Cingino). Apparently searching for salt or other minerals found on the stones, the ibex somehow undertake what appears to be a harrowing free climb onto the steeply pitched dam wall and make it all appear ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on October 8, 2010 12:04 PM & Tagged Climbing, Diga del Cingino, Goats and Ibex | permalink | Comments

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