August 18, 2012

Moose on the Stanley Glacier trail

Last week, we had a rare close encounter with a moose while hiking.  Since the big fires of 2003, the Stanley Glacier trail has great moose and bear habitat.  We often tell people this is the case, but it's great when the moose show up to prove it!

This young female moose showed real fondness for fireweed, and then wandered off through the downed forest, showcasing how good moose are at travelling through deadfall.