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forestgnome
01-01-2008, 08:10 PM
A bull moose in the roadway at sunrise. He recently lost his antlers. The holes on his head are freshly bloody...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122507102b.jpg



valley fog in the morning...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607013x.jpg



a grey jay on the summit...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/12260776x.jpg



I left the trail about a half mile down and bushwacked the rest of the way down, exploring the western slopes. I found this fresh antler, which was dropped only a few days earlier, since it was on top of most of the snow...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/088.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607195x.jpg


I followed a very fresh track and caught up to this bull moose who hasn't dropped his antlers yet...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607171x.jpg


I layed down to get a shot of him. He looked at me and immediately layed down, then started napping...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607295x.jpg

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607317x.jpg

happy new year and happy trails :)

KD Talbot
01-01-2008, 08:56 PM
We hiked through Bunnell Notch on Saturday and there was moose tracks all over. May be some good photo ops for you. They smell us coming with a dog a mile away. Thanks for sending your pics over here, too, everyone here loves your pictures. Someday I may nap with moose, but for now, Emma will more than do.

KDT

Charlie
01-01-2008, 09:16 PM
you can be on to something here " napping with the moose "


as always very nice pictures
thanks

M_Six
01-01-2008, 09:31 PM
Awesome pics. Looks like you had a great day for hiking.

Which camera were you using?

Brad
01-01-2008, 09:39 PM
you can be on to something here " napping with the moose "


as always very nice pictures
thanks
So, his new name is "Napping with Moose"?

Charlie
01-01-2008, 09:48 PM
So, his new name is "Napping with Moose"?


yes or they can use that as a tourism phrase " come to NH and nap with the moose "

Steve M
01-01-2008, 10:59 PM
What's next? Dancing with the bears????:rolleyes:

EricJ
01-02-2008, 01:29 PM
Excellent patience and stealth. What a wildlife adventure !

billysinc
01-02-2008, 01:54 PM
What's next? Dancing with the bears????:rolleyes:

How about "spooning with the moose"?

Patrick you must be part moose, I've been hiking for years and have never seen one in the wild, unless you call Rt16 wild.

forestgnome
01-02-2008, 08:23 PM
yeah, I love moose, but it's purely plutonic ;)

Here's him snoozing and catching rays...

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l190/forestgnome/122607sleepymoose.jpg


happy trails :)

forestgnome
01-08-2008, 06:30 AM
We hiked through Bunnell Notch on Saturday and there was moose tracks all over. May be some good photo ops for you. They smell us coming with a dog a mile away. Thanks for sending your pics over here, too, everyone here loves your pictures. Someday I may nap with moose, but for now, Emma will more than do.

KDT

Thanks much, Kevin. I always like to hear about fresh moose sign.

happy trails :)