Happy boys finishing a very successful "moose seeking skijor" in French Gulch this morning!
|"Whew, that was FUN!" says my happy trotting partners.|
Today started much the same as this season in French Gulch as we found a very fresh smelling moose exit trough near the trailhead. I knew it was an exit trough as there were no prints going up the trail and only a couple of prints crossing the trail from an entrance trough a few yards behind us. Darn, I thought, we just missed the elusive moose again!
|"Very fresh moose trough!" says trough sniffing Zorro & Rudy.|
"Scanning, scanning, where are the moose?" asks forest scanning Jack.
|"Moose, moose - let's go!" says my excited & ecstatic moose seeking trio.|
You stop, we stop:
|"Hi! We see you too!" says my stopped and intense moosers.|
This is the mother and the kid is hidden behind her here.
|Mother and child are running up the trail single file (so it looks like just one).|
"You go, we go - here we come!" says my moose followers.
|Mother on the right, kid on the left.|
"I vote for 'you stop, we still go'!" Rudy tells me :)
Sorry, Rudy, if moose stop, we STOP!
|Nice view of mother and child running up the trail side by side.|
"Here we come again!" says the moose following trio.
|The pair of moose stopped ahead again.|
This is actually the last time we saw them as they finally took off
for a long distance instead of the "stop, go, stop, go" they
had been doing.
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After almost 3 miles, the moose finally exited the trail and went off into the forest:
|"Moose exited here! Can we too?" asks Jack deep in the exit trough.|
"I vote for following Jack!" adds Rudy.
"I still smell them, let's follow!" agrees Zorro.
2019/2020 Season to Date: 94 days on the trails covering 640.7 miles with 59,350 feet of elevation climbed.