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Re: Moose

Postby jet » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:54 am

On our way up Elk Creek we saw a moose standing in the beaver pond at the Vestal Basin turnoff. We passed another one munching on a aspen about another mile up the trail.
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Re: Moose

Postby TallGrass » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:07 am

Not sure if I'll do more 14ers. The trip reports are too tiring. :wink:
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Re: Moose

Postby lpyle » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:21 am

My dog found a dead moose about 50 feet off the Colorado trail about a mile or so below Georgia Pass (on the Kenosha side). This was back in May. It was completely decomposed but the skeleton and antlers were perfectly intact. We thought about trying to take the antlers out, but the skull must have been 50 pounds or so! Went back a few weeks ago, and it was still there, but the antlers were gone. Seems like a strange place for a moose. There's lots of swampy area a bit lower, but this was pretty close to the top of the pass.
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Re: Moose

Postby AspenEx » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:35 am

There were two spotted crossing Maroon Creek road the other day.
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Re: Moose

Postby gb » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:47 am

Saw these 3 guys on segment 23 of the CO trail (Cataract Ridge). Saw 2 in the exact same spot last year.


I needed a bigger lens, obviously. I've been on quite a streak this summer, seeing Moose on 3 consecutive bike rides. After those guys on Cataract, I saw a big bull on the CO trail just off 114 in the Cochetopa Hills. He was really cool to watch since he was running away from us on a dirt road- man those things run like they're drunk. Missed a mother and calf that someone else in my group scared away on the Timberline trail off Texas Creek in Taylor Park.

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