Saturday, February 7, 2015

Moose Day

Today's skijor had the "moose radar" on high alert all day.
Accentuated by a Moose Encounter of the Close Kind!
You cannot see them in this shot - but Max, Zorro & I could...
There are THREE moose in the trees in front of us (a large female and two offspring).

As I said, the Max & Zorro's moose radar was on all day. As a result it was a day of "hunt & jog" as they were scanning the terrain all outing long!
"Scanning, scanning... where are the moose?" asks Max doing his best hunt & jog.
"I'll tow the human while you scan!" says forward-focused Zorro.

"Scanning, scanning... where are the moose?" asks hunt & jog Zorro.
"I'll tow the human while you scan!" says forward-focused Max.

And then, finally, it happened - MOOSE!!!! It is amazing that you cannot really see the moose in the photo below. We were close enough for me to see the 'wildlife tag' on the moose's ear. The orange tag on the moose's ear had the number two - meet Mama Moose Two...
We all see it!!!! Mama Moose Two!
The moose is in the circle above - amazing how camouflaged she is in the trees given
that I could see & read the wildlife tag on her ear!

Here is a closeup of the circle in the photo above. I have outlined Mama Moose Two's head, front legs and partial body in this photo. Look closely at the outline and then back at the circle in the previous photo to find the moose.
Mama Moose Two checking us out as I get Max & Zorro under control to retreat in the
opposite direction!

A day of hunt & jog as we were on the lookout for moose all day... 8.4 miles with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.

2014/2015 Season to Date: 75 days in the trails covering 646.4 miles with 68,800 feet of elevation climbed.

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