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Goat Mountain
Goat Mountain. Chugach State Park, Alaska.jpg
Goat Mountain seen from Jewel Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 6,450 ft (1,970 m)
Prominence 100 ft (30 m)
Parent peak South Raven Peak
Geography
Location Chugach National Forest
Anchorage Municipality, Alaska
United States
Parent range Chugach Mountains
Topo map USGS Anchorage A-6

Goat Mountain is a 6,450-foot (1,966 m) mountain summit located in the Chugach Mountains, in Anchorage Municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. The peak is situated in Chugach National Forest at the head of Glacier Creek Valley, 30 mi (48 km) east-southeast of downtown Anchorage, and 8 mi (13 km) north-northeast of the Alyeska Resort and Girdwood area. The mountain's name was officially adopted in 1932. On August 4, 2019, a small airplane crashed on the mountain claiming all four lives onboard.

Climate

Based on the Köppen climate classification, Goat Mountain is located in a subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and mild summers. Temperatures can drop below −20 °C with wind chill factors below −30 °C. This climate supports the massive Eagle Glacier on the east aspect of the peak, the Milk Glacier on the western slope, and the Raven Glacier to the northwest.

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