has been uneventful around the area since fall; that is, until today.
There were Moose tracks through our parking lot overnight. Upon
it was determined that the Moose came down off the south side of Squaw
Mountain and crossed Route 30 directly across from the entrance to the
Inn parking lot. From the pattern (gallop) of the tracks it was obvious
moose was in a hurry. It leaped over the two foot high wall at the east
end of the lot and crashed down the steep slope heading toward the
At times the tracks were over twenty five feet apart where he was
flying through the air. On the first fly, I thought he
into thin air. I was amazed at the distance (30') to where I
them up again and narrowly missing large trees while airborne.
white biz card is 3 1/2 inches wide. The tracks measured 3 inches
from the tips of the cloves. This was the clearest track to photograph
and was found on the side of the ditch across the road.
Email from Chuck Guere:
Hello good people, well I finally got out in search of moose on April 12th and came very close to a sighting. A friend and I canoed on the Jessup River from Rte 30 to the first bridge near Perkins Clearing and back. A little more than half way to the turn around we heard some crashing around the river bend and when we finally got there we saw fresh tracks, droppings and beds (complete with hair) in the snow. It looked like 2 moose and they were both adults based on the huge tracks. My friend took some pictures but unfortunately the Jessup River swallowed his camera somewhere on the way back! I did take some video and extracted this still photo. Big moose, huh! Most likely a bull.