Words + Pictures
Although I have seen it named Red Goat, every one of the local people I have asked call the tall mountain to the east of town Goat Red. From town, it looks monolithic, but as you approach it, it isn't so simple. Ridges protrude in several directions, making it seem possible that “you can't get there from here” without more backtracking than I had energy for. In the end, climbing revealed the mysteries, and it was a fairly direct climb—though enough exercise to feel the next day.
Though very cool, the perfectly clear weather held throughout the afternoon and early evening, but by morning everything was covered with our first snow.