We have officially renamed French Gulch to Moose Gulch as moose sightings are becoming almost guaranteed this skijoring season!
Today was a record day for moose sightings as we spotted 5 moose on the outing! Come along for some moosing fun...
|Our noses lead us to peek over this snow wall and spot a big male moose in the trees across the|
gulch. Moose Count = 1. "We see you!!!" say the intense moose hunters.
1 moose down, 4 to go - onward we go along the trail until...
|"Beep, beep, beep - our moose radar says straight ahead!" say my partners as their moose radar|
brought them to a halt once again to stare across the meadow.
Time to zoom in on what Max & Zorro are intensely staring at in the previous photo and:
|Bingo - moose! Look just below the arrow and you can see the male moose|
body and his big basket of antlers against the snow. To the right is actually
another male moose, just more camouflaged. Moose Count = 3.
Continue on in French Gulch until turning around to head back and what to our wondering eyes should appear but a mother moose and little baby too!
|"Holy guacamole! 5 moose in one day?!" say the ecstatic pair as they spotted the mother and|
offspring in the trees across the way. Too camouflaged for the photo, but we all saw them!
Moose Count = 5.
In between spotting moose, it was flying along the trails to get to the next moose viewpoint!
|Zoom we go from one moose overlook to another!|
What an entertaining day! 8.3 miles covered with 850 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 17 MPH (hard to hit our usual 20+ MPH when you keep stopping for moose :)
2015/2016 Season to Date: 23 days on the trails covering 190.1 miles with 19,600 feet of elevation climbed.