Email from Brian Haas:

These pictures of a bull moose were taken last summer on the River Rd. (Sacandaga River) in the Town of Hope.  The Sacandaga River runs along side of Route 30 and flows into the Great Sacandaga Lake (Reservoir) north of Northville, NY.

Hope Moose

This picture was taken with a cell phone camera by a Trooper from the Tupper Lake Barracks.  The location was on the side of Route 30
 near Sperry Pond, south of Tupper Lake.

Sperry Pond Moose


A Moose was seen swimming across Indian Lake by the owners of the Snowy Mountain Inn on Route 30, south of the Hamlet of Indian Lake, at 6:00 AM.  The Lake was like glass and the Moose made a big wake as it swam from Green Island to the Shore below the Inn.

Moose sighting reported on Route 30 between Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake 7:30 AM.

5/13/07    Moose sighting reported on Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum at 11:00 PM.

5/14/07    Moose sighting reported on Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum around the same time the next night.

5/14/07    Moose sighting reported on Route 30 north of Speculator, south of "Pig Rock", at 9:30 AM.

6/1/07      This picture of a moose was taken by Craig Amell on May 27th, north of Saranac Lake, on the Bloomingdale / Gabriels Road.

Gabriels Moose


Sad News To Report

Three people injured, moose killed in collision Thursday night.

Car hits moose near Lake Placid
Published June 01, 2007 11:57 am - Press Republican, Plattsburgh, NY
By Kim Smith Dedam - Staff Writer

LAKE PLACID — A car collided with a 400-plus-pound moose Thursday night in North Elba, sending three people to the hospital.

State Police reported Tina Premo, 40, of Malone, and Brittany Rolley, 17, were riding in a car driven by Stacy Sears, 35, of Saranac Lake when it hit a moose
at around 9:15 p.m. on Route 86 between the junctions of Carolyn Road and Old Military Road, about a mile from the Price Chopper shopping area.

The extent of their injuries was not known Friday morning, but they are not believed to be life-threatening.

The moose was killed in the collision.

Lake Placid Fire Department head driver Brad Jaques said they dispatched two trucks and 20 firefighters.

Sears and both passengers were out of the wrecked four-door Mercury Sable sedan by the time firefighters arrived, so no extrication was required.

Damage to the vehicle was substantial, Jaques said, with the windshield smashed and the roof partially crushed.

“Everyone was transported to the hospital: one to Lake Placid and two to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.”

The moose collision was the first Lake Placid fire and police officials recalled so near the heavily populated hamlet.

Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologist Ed Reed said the moose was a 400-to-500-pound female calf, about one year old.

It is “not at all” unusual for moose to be crossing the road so close to the village, he said.

“There are woods on both sides of the road adjoining state land. They don’t seem to have a lot of fear of people.”

DEC spokesman David Winchell reported three other moose were killed by vehicles in the Adirondacks during May.

“One in the Town of Wilton, Saratoga County, was also killed last night (Thursday),” Winchell said. The other two accidents were on Route 30 north of Paul Smiths in Franklin County and on Route 30 between Speculator and Wells in Hamilton County.

In summer and fall of 2006, DEC recorded the death of 10 moose in the Adirondacks, six from collisions with vehicles, including one in North Elba and one in Bloomingdale.


Email from
David Babowicz, Marcy, NY:

On Sunday, September 16, 2007, my family and the family of Jerome Smith of the Town of Floyd, Oneida County, hiked Chimney Mountain.  When heading home at approximately 8:00 p.m. (traveling south on Rt. 30), we saw a bull moose cross from east to west just north of Mason Lake.  Jerry estimates the inside spread was 25 inches.  Awesome!