View Full Version : springtime in the White Mountains

06-03-2008, 05:57 PM
These were shot on June 1st, on a hike up Table Mtn. (Bear Notch), and on the way to the trailhead at sunrise.


bull moose..I've named him "Hobbs". I've seen him for three years now. He had a great winter, and he's getting huge. I'd guess he's over a half ton now. He looks very healthy, clear eyes, no ticks.



new ferns and wood anemones


a young bull moose


Louisville Brook


mama doe


brand new fawn



view sw from Table Mtn.



happy trails :)

06-03-2008, 06:46 PM
ok i know you walk with the moose but how did you get so close to the fawn

very nice pictures

06-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Looks like Hobbs may need to join the moose gallery - he's one handsome guy. And I want to know the same thing as Charlie - how close did you get to that fawn!?!? Thanks for bringing us along again.

KD Talbot
06-03-2008, 08:44 PM
That's all I can say. Always giving the rest of us something to reach for.


06-04-2008, 06:16 AM
Thanks for nice feedback! I was stalking a Magnolia Warbler along an old logging road that crosses the trail. I got close to the deer before we knew of each other's presence. Then mama noticed me, and I was very close to the fawn. She tried to call her fawn by stomping her foot. That's how I noticed her. She was looking at me and also at the fawn. The fawn was very tired and walking very wobbly toward me, with eyes half open. She was ready for a nap. She might have thought I was mama because she kept walking toward me, looking right at me. Mama kept stomping her foot and she turned her rear end toward us and wagged her white tail to get the fawn's attention, but the baby kept walking toward me and laid down for a nap about 5' away. After a few nice pictures I backed up and made a coyote yipping sound. The fawn sprang up and ran back toward mama and then they both bounded away. It was awesome!

happy trails :)

Steve M
06-04-2008, 07:00 AM
That's amazing. You, are the KING, of the FORREESSTT!

Bretton Woods Brat
06-04-2008, 07:33 AM
Patrick! :eek: Your amazing! I'm still waiting in line here.. for your book signing..;)
My husband and I are volunteering next week! Cant wait to take some nice pics to share! Look for me on the web cam....:D

06-04-2008, 01:00 PM
Well...it's a damn good thing you were able to check that moose for ticks! :eek: What...was he too tired to give you a ride out on his back? :confused:

06-04-2008, 06:33 PM
My reaction is always the same, WOW!!!

Love the loon, what time of day were you able to see one?

Caffeine Addict
06-11-2008, 06:30 PM
all can say is awesome pictures as always i wish i could get pictures like that


06-11-2008, 10:46 PM
all can say is awesome pictures as always i wish i could get pictures like that

For my part I'd gladly pass up getting the pictures just to be there. Seems like the sights on each of Patrick's hikes are equal to a once in a lifetime experience for the rest of us. Stalking a Magnolia Warbler indeed... :rolleyes:

At least we all get to live vicariously through your hikes. Just keep hiking and posting!