Great photos, Steve. Where exactly was the "Pass of False Hope" photo taken?
I was out in your neck of the woods from Thursday through Saturday last week. While hiking down the north side of Eccles Pass early Saturday morning,a boulder came crashing down from the knife-edge ridge west of the pass. It landed on a scree slope not far from where I was standing. Looking up, I noticed a mountain goat perched on top of the ridge. While I was watching, four more goats appeared. They picked their way down the ridge in single file. When they got to the trail at the pass that I had just walked over, they broke rank and started sniffing the trail, almost like dogs. Then they started up the other side of the ridge in single file. I remember thinking how a camera like your FZ3 would have come in really handy.
I don't know if you've photographed these goats before but it looks like a great opportunity. Keep in mind that this group was not tame like the goats at Mt. Evans or Chicago Basin. So it may require a bit of patience.