In Search of the Elusive Moose

In Search of the Elusive Moose

“There’s a moose near highway 191 at mile marker 25”! “, our  friend texted on his way to Bozeman, MT.  We dashed to the site but saw no moose.  After hanging around for awhile, scanning willow brush and peering through binoculars we came home moose-less. Later that day our friend returned with moose photos after two sightings.  Thus began our three month quest for the elusive moose!

Like treasure hunters we followed every clue….

“The best place to see moose is in the Grand Tetons”.

“Take the road toYellowstone’s south entrance, that’s where the moose are, guaranteed!”

“There’s a moose cow and calf at Big Springs in Island Park, Idaho”.

Finally!  We found our moose.  Standing knee deep in Big Springs’ crystal pool, Mama Moose calmly munched aquatic plants as Mini Moose skipped and splashed like any fun-loving kid.  Under Mama’s watchful eye, Baby explored the grassy bank and galloped clumsily back into the glassy pond for a loving nuzzle.

Elusive Moose-4  Elusive Moose-6

 

Elusive Moose-7

When Baby ventured too close to crowds of camera-faced humans, Mama gently escorted him into the woods.  A perfect Disney-like ending to nature’s tender show of affection.

Elusive Moose-8  Elusive Moose-9

Even without moose, Big Springs is a must see.  Pure, crystal clear water gushes from the ground at a rate of one hundred and twenty million gallons a day forming a glassy pool and river so transparent it’s mesmerizing!  Big Springs is home to huge rainbow trout but don’t even consider bringing your pole.  Fishing is not allowed until several miles downstream.

Elusive Moose-1

Big Springs is located off Highway 20 in Island Park, Idaho just 25 minutes from West Yellowstone, Montana.

Hope you find your elusive moose!

12 Comments on “In Search of the Elusive Moose

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Rosanne Wagstaff

Travel Writer

Out an' About

Loving Life On and Off the Tracks

Incidental Naturalist

Connecting people to nature

Krahnpix

Wild photos and the tales they tell

Alberta Skies RV

Living Life and Making Memories

Stubborn And Courageous

Stubborn And Courageous Adventures Reflecting the Father's Heart to The People.

VanSpecies

Definition: A distinct kind or sort what liveth in man-made automobilehomes

Wags Wild Adventure

ad•ven•ture: an exciting or remarkable experience

RVLuckyOrWhat

The Mitch and Val "Roadshow"

gordoneaglesham

The Wildlife in Nature

Tales from the Backroad

Art, travel, and livin' the life

Seize The Day RV Adventure

“It is good people who make good places.” ― Anna Sewell

Costa Rica Travel Blog .com

Costa Rica Travel Blog is the current traveller, will-be traveller, has-been traveller, and should-be traveller's guide to everything costa rica. Information, stories, news, advice - written by the Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated team - costa rican insiders, outsiders, and everywhere-in-between-siders.

Indie Hero

Brian Marggraf, Author of Dream Brother: A Novel, Independent publishing advocate, New York City dweller

Live to Write - Write to Live

We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing

Lee Rentz Photography Weblog

A weblog of the travels and adventures of photographer Lee Rentz

Arizona Highways

Escape Explore Experience

Travels with the Blonde Coyote

Follow the Blonde Coyote and see more of the world!

Jim Caffrey Images Photo Blog

photography from the ground up

%d bloggers like this: