This was 1.6 miles from home. Property belonging to some friends. They have a lot of acreage, with two large ponds — one manmade (by them) — lots of elevation and views to kill. This was the most I have walked on their property. They were around and I did get permission.
Yes, I was trying to get mileage. Pretty sure that GPS was wrong. First the trees and the other that I was doubling back on myself. So, after awhile I decided just to hike for 1 hour — screw the GPS distance. It was a true hike. Wasn’t easy. I am still wearing a locked brace and using a stick!
But, it was fun. The dogs went with I. It was very rewarding. Amazing views and sites. Saw a HUGE pile of moose poop.
Kid you not. This was as close as we ever got during our 5-days in & around Moosehead Lake, Maine. And it wasn’t for a lack of trying. We went out every day, in earnest, looking for bloody moose — especially around dusk and well into the night. Checked all the supposed favorites. Drove up and down dirt roads in near darkness. Nothing. Not even any deer. The dropping were on a moose trail. But no moose.
I think there is a scarcity of moose around Moosehead.