Friday, May 10, 2013

Moose and Bear Poop

Had planned on more mileage today but wanderlust got the better of me and I ended up exploring some abandoned trails again, which inevitably led to some bushwhacking as well. As a result, slow pace, but who cares, it was fun.

Discovered quite a bit, including some very fresh moose poop about a mile from my house. Looks like he/she/they has/have been hanging out in this area for a little while now, as there were other piles of poop in varying degrees of freshness nearby.

In the same general area, also discovered some bear scat. Looked at least several days old. I'll have to go back. Haven't seen a bear or moose in the wild in quite some time now.

Also, discovered a huge patch low-bush blueberries up on a hill. In two months or so, no doubt they'll be ready. This place was pretty hidden and far back in the woods, so I doubt anyone knows about it.

Hit some other abandoned trails that either dead ended or the path was simply lost, but still good fun to explore. Saw lots of evidence of old deer rubbings in one particular spot. Hoped to find some shed antlers but no dice.

Ran 6.4 miles @ 12:33/mile pace.
Trails, abandoned trails and bushwhacking.
Moderately hilly.
Lower 70s, mostly cloudy, humid.
Saucony Kinvara TR, shorts, short sleeved shirt, handheld bottle (diluted Gatorade).

No comments: