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Essex in Flathead County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Goat Lick

 
 
The Goat Lick Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 1997
1. The Goat Lick Marker
Inscription. Each summer a need for mineral salts bring mountain goats down from the high country to the natural licks along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Most activity occurs in late June and July, when as many as 70 goats have been seen on this lick at one time.

(Inscription under the image in the lower right)
Special highway design provides a safe underpass for the goats to lick. Before the underpass was constructed, goats on the road were in danger and a hazard to motorists.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 48° 15.539′ N, 113° 34.517′ W. Marker is in Essex, Montana, in Flathead County. Marker is on U.S. 2. Touch for map. The marker is located on Goat Lick Overlook which was provided by Glacier National Park. The marker is 2 miles southeast of the Walton Ranger Station. Marker is in this post office area: Essex MT 59916, United States of America.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment

 
The Goat Lick image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 15, 1997
2. The Goat Lick
The Goat Lick image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, December 22, 2007
3. The Goat Lick
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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