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 Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
 Post Date:  09/01/2012
 Date Climbed:   08/30/2012
 Posted By:  SuzanG
 Four big Moose - What a treat   

I drove up early from Colorado Springs and left the parking lot at 6:55 am.

As I was starting down the trail, I noticed a number of hikers stopped, looking over at the first lake on the left and taking pictures.

As I came up to where they were I noticed the huge Moose right there at the lake. There was a girl on the trail next to me who told me to look behind us and back up toward the road where there were 3 more!

I have hiked hundreds of miles in Colorado and this is only the 2nd time ever, that I've seen Moose while out hiking. These Moose looked healthy and very big.

I was hoping one of the folks that had a camera (of course I did not) would have posted a picture here.

If you are going up there soon-I hope you are as fortunate as we were.

Perfect morning with very little wind. Willows were starting to change. Fall is on the way.

Storm did start coming in as I got in my car at 11 am. Hope those up on top were safe.



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  • Comments or Questions (9)
zephyr_pelicante


Moose     2012-09-01 17:23:10
We talked to some hikers who warned us of them (maybe it was you)

I've always heard there were Moose on Bierstadt but have never seen them until today.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 21:37:03
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 21:40:15
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 21:44:46
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 21:53:52
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. I started hiking shortly after 6 AM. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 21:58:34
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. I started hiking shortly after 6 AM. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-02 22:03:16
I hiked Bierstadt on Monday the 27th. I started hiking shortly after 6 AM. Standing in the lake on the left were three moose, a bull, cow, and calf. Just a bit further up the trail, and only 50 yards to the south, were two bull moose. All of them seemed to be preoccupied with eating and didn't pay much attention to the hikers.


SuzanG

Ks Flatlander     2012-09-03 08:41:27
Hi, Any way you can remove all but one of these posts from this report? For some reason it came through 6 times. Thanks


Ks Flatlander

Moose     2012-09-03 11:22:02
Sorry about that. I'll be happy to delete them if I can figure out how. The edit feature doesn't have a delete option.



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