Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
One Moose Too Many
Our recent guests have been our next door neighbors from Texas. They only stayed three nights but we packed a lot into those few days. Tom loves to take our guests hiking and this time I even went along.
A fairly easy hike is Brush Creek. Don't worry, we didnt' have to scale that cliff. We meandered along Brush Creek below it. It sure made for some pretty views though.
You have to understand, it is not easy keeping up with my Tom. ...but he is kind enough to stop and wait on us now and then.
Most of the trip you are high above the creek, but on occasion the trail takes you down by the water.
It is two miles in to the stopping point (which means it is two miles back out). This is where we get to sit down and eat the lunches we packed.
We ate stream side. I threw this one in to prove that I was indeed along.
The return trip is faster and that is good since the skies opened up on us 50 yards from the trail head .The road we take home is a place to spot moose. Although, I didn't want to get my friends hopes up since it was mid day which usually isn't a good time to find them out.
To our surprise there was a female and her calf just off the road. Our guests were thrilled. So we decided to turn up to an area called Deer Lakes to see if any others were out feeding.
and yes, there was another female and a calf in the first lake we came to. We had walked up a trail to a point overlooking the lake,
and we we turned..OH NO!!. There was another female right by the path...the path we needed to go down! Moose are fairly docile, but are known to charge when frightened. Now what do we do? I suggested we all climb on top of a picnic table which was behind us. Luckily the moose was more interested in eating foliage than us and finally strolled away.
What a wonderful fun and exciting day it turned out to be!
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!