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But from this trail I could observe markhor easily on the opposite side of the
narrow valley. Even the falling rocks conferred a benefit: markhor may dislodge
stones as they walk and it was this clatter that sometimes made me aware that
along the upper Indus and its tributaries has widely flaring homs with at most one
-and-a-half twists, and the so-called Kashmir markhor of Swat, Dir, Chitral, and
neighboring Afghanistan has only moderately flaring horns, but with as many as ...
"How many markhor you find?" Consulting a scrap of paper he read: "Drosh Gol
— ten, Chinal Gol —fifteen, Garhit Gol— ten, Bombret— twenty-five . . . Markhor
too few now," he concluded. To his total of 120 I added my own censuses of the ...
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Path to the Mountains
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