Friday, November 27, 2015

Another Day, Another Moose

Another day skijoring French Gulch.
Another day encountering a moose on the trail!
If you look closely, you can see the ski trail going down the center of this photo.
All the holes to the right & left of the trail are moose post holes! The moose tracks were
clearly fresh as Max & Zorro took one sniff and then floored it to find the nearby moose!

This is about as good a shot we are going to get of a moose on the trail. Any closer and our safety would be much more important than getting a photo. We were cruising along the cross-country trail with moose tracks all around us when we came upon a bull moose standing between two trees and staring us down. Uh-oh, put on the brakes and wait for him to move!
Hard to see him in this photo, but we are only about 30 yards away.
Okay, how about we zoom in to where the arrow was in the prior photo:
Zoomed in a little. Now do you see him in the center of this photo? The big
brown object in between the two trees in the center.
Okay, zoom once more and there you go. The brown is his body and the tan
is the big antler basket atop his head. Hello big moose!

He stared at us for a few moments (with Max & Zorro staring right back) and then he decided to move up into the forest:
See his big body moving into the open in the upper center of this shot as he departed from the
two trees of the original photo and sauntered on up into the forest.

A fun moose seeking and then moose spotting outing in French Gulch: 9.3 miles traveled with 900 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 18 MPH.

2015/2016 Season to Date: 22 days on the trails covering 181.8 miles with 18750 feet of elevation climbed.

1 comment:

  1. If my dogs were there, they would run straight after that moose and forget me and my sled xD