Way back when in the 60's We were Roping Burrows in the Saline Valley.
I was on a 55° Steep Rocky mountain side when I jumped a (red)(full Curl) Ram and 4 (red) Ewers - started to rope the Ram but considering where I was I CHICKEN-OUT...
That night in Camp a "State Game Warden" said He Was Watching Through his Spotting Scope with a list of 40 or 50 Laws I would Have Broken :roll: :!:
ODNT your story remind me of something that happened here a couple years ago.
We have the Crestone Needles close to here which are some of the hardest to climb mountains around. A few years back a man that was considered a expert climber fell and died. When they looked at the photos he had on his camera it showed a mountain goat. Every time he took another picture the goat was closer until the last one it was real close. They think the goat knocked him off. Others reported a aggressive goat up there.
Maybe you could of told the Warden it was self defence. :wink: