Merry Christmoose to all and to all a good Moose!
|"Merry Christmoose" from Max & Zorro very focused on me as they get|
their "end of run pork treats" this morning.
Our goal this Christmas morning was to find a moose in French Gulch and transform Christmas into Christmoose. We had to travel far back in the gulch in our search for moose and were starting to believe Christmoose wasn't coming until we got far, far back and the scent of moose started to fill the air!
|Breaking trail near the end of French Gulch as the "scent of moose" has Max & Zorro|
extra energized to tow me through the deep snow!
We followed our noses (well, theirs, mine doesn't detect moose scent :) and eventually found a moose campsite! Max & Zorro are standing in moose tracks below while the deep impressions in the snow behind them are what was leftover from two moose laying down! They sure have big bodies!
|Zorro really is standing up, the moose track is just as tall as him!|
"They left the campsite in this direction!" state the moose seeking pair.
Follow the tracks for a little ways and, finally - found one! She was set back in the trees watching us just as intensely as Max & Zorro are watching her. Close enough for me, time to turn around!
|Hard to see her as moose are so well camouflaged in the forest, but I have placed an arrow|
pointing to her location. If you look closely you can make out a some of her body at the arrow.
"Clear as day to us!" state my moose staring partners.
Oh yes, we did some skijoring too. Lower and mid French Gulch were fast packed and wide - zoom!
|Flying along the fast terrain in lower French Gulch on our Christmoose mission.|
Merry Christmoose: 9 miles traveled with 1000 feet of elevation climbed and a top speed of 20 MPH.
2015/2016 Season to Date: 42 days on the trails covering 353.2 miles with 37300 feet of elevation climbed.