Sunday, September 23, 2012

I Should Have Stopped

On a typical morning commute I see tourists pulled over on the side of the road taking pictures of our beautiful area.  Yesterday was no exception since the foliage is really starting to pop, especially along the river.  However, I did find it odd that so many cars were parked in Wilmington Notch along the narrow rock wall.  I kept driving, but I wondered if I should have stopped and if there was a brilliant orange tree that was photo worthy.

Hours later, I found out there was a moose standing in the river.  Yes, a moose. A bull moose.  The moose stood there for hours.  He stood there the entire time I was at work and then he retreated into the woods on the hillside.  I should also mention I was working on my normally scheduled day off.  Tourists showed me their pictures and stories of the moose along the Ausable.  Friends posted their pictures on facebook.  I have no picture.

I have never seen a moose.  I didn't see a moose the year one was hanging out at Cascade Ski Center.  I also didn't see a moose in the field off of 9N between Upper Jay and Jay last year.  I've been to New Hampshire and Maine and I've never seen a moose.  I have always wanted to see a moose.  I should have stopped.


Along the Ausable said...

Here's some info from someone that did stop:

Anonymous said...

You should have stopped!!

Michelle said...

Sorry you missed the moose! If you makes you feel better work has ruined many opportunities for a better experience for me too :/
Ugh, what we sacrifice to pay bills :/
I believe you will see a moose someday though!

Miriam said...

I have yet to see a bull moose, but I've had plenty of close calls with moose in NH and Maine (think slamming on breaks). I often have them in my backyard in the springtime (and I live only an hour North of Boston). As cool as they are to see, they can also be scary if you see them a little too close. That was a beautiful bull though.

Anonymous said...

I got to see one up close. just about hit it with my grandfathers truck. jumped right out infront of us.. but no pictures. that thing was HUGE.