The most obnoxious mountain goats hang out on the trail from Sperry Chalet to Gunsight Pass. Don't set anything containing your sweat on a chair, deck, or rock; it will soon end up in the mouth of a salt-craving goat. (below left: goat at Sperry Chalet, a few weeks before it burned down in 2017)
Above Lake Ellen Wilson, like some kind of pervert, a goat will tag along just behind you until you pee. Near Gunsight Pass, this goat was not content to wait for me to pee, he marched up and started licking my sweaty arm. (below right)
The Hungry Horse News ran a story this summer about a camper at Lake Ellen Wilson who left his tent door unzipped and had his tent vandalized by mountain goats. Its okay to wish for goat encounters, but be careful what you wish for!
1. Wilson, Sam, "Border Collie Trained to Work at Logan Pass," Hungry Horse News, May 29, 2016
2. Peterson, Chris, "At Ellen Wilson, Unwelcome Guests", Hungry Horse News, August 22, 2018