Matchwood Brewing goes to the goats in Adventure Series

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(Photo courtesy HOWARD SHAY) Scotchman Peak Trail goats hang out at the summit. The photo was taken by Howard Shay from a safe distance.

The Scotchman Peaks mountain goats: We all love ‘em, but sometimes, they just don’t mix with humans.

Mountain goats are wild animals. And when Scotchman Peak hikers feed them, pet them or let them lick the sweat off their skin, it can lead to trouble. The goats themselves are also known to be a bit too forward as they approach people for goodies. In one incident, a goat bit a hiker, which resulted in the temporary closure of Scotchman Peak Trail.

Enter the Goat Ambassadors. These tireless volunteers hit the trail to keep the peace between human and goatkind.

From 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Matchwood Brewery, the Goat Ambassadors will explain how and why to keep the goats at bay. Enjoy a beer while learning about the work Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness volunteers do to keep our wild backyard open to all.

Are you a Goat Ambassador? Come on by and share your story! Email britta@scotchmanpeaks.org with any questions or comments.

The Matchwood event is a part of the Summer Adventure and Safety Series. This ongoing program encourages neighbors to come out, learn about some relevant outdoor topics, and then go have an adventure, safely.

For more information, check out the Facebook event. And visit www.scotchmanpeaks.org to check out more upcoming events.

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