A female moose strides out of the woods near the Christine Falls dam on
the Sacandaga River just east of State Route 30 and just south of the Lake
Pleasant/Wells town line Thursday, April 17, 2008. A yearling son stayed
close to his mother’s side.
June 5, 2008
Athol, NY reports: I observed two
adult Moose in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest. While driving down
the Moose River Plains Road just before dusk a Cow came crashing through
the woods right out in front of me, I had to hit the brake to avoid
hitting her. Farther down the road near the "plains" another Moose
was standing in the road, this time a Bull with button antlers. I took
this shot of the Bull with the help of a powerful flash unit on my SLR.
June 18, 2008 10:00 AM
Two of our lodging guests observed an adult moose crossing Rt. 28, south
of Blue Mountain Lake while they were enroute to the Adirondack Museum.
July 2, 2008 11:30 AM
Dennis McAvoy from Indian Lake called to report a juvenile cow standing
along side of Rt. 28 where the road crosses Lake Abanakee which is just south
of the hamlet near the Chain Lakes Road. Several people stopped to watch
her but not a camera among them.
July 15, 2008 3:00
reports: My brother and I saw two moose
as we hiked up the Owls' Head Mountain trail near Long Lake. They actually
came right onto the trail about 20 yards from us before running off back into
the woods. I didn't see any antlers. They
weren't small--I guess I'd say medium, and I didn't notice much difference
between them at all. Maybe two cows or a cow and a very big juvenile?
August 9, 2008 3:54
Mike Clark from Caroga Lake, NY took these pictures of a young bull moose
near the T- Lake outlet and T- Lake Falls. This is a small lake in the
shape of the letter "T" which is north of Piseco Lake and is connected by a
hiking trail. This area is between the southern Moose Habitat "Hotspots"
of Perkins Clearing and West Canada Creek. Mike said he has seen many
moose in the past but these were his first good photos. I think you will
agree that they are excellent. Notice the "button" antlers of a juvenile
bull and that his "hackles" are up, indicating that he is aware of Mike's
September 7, 2008 4:30 AM
Kenyon reports: Hello... wanted to report a moose sighting....I never
even knew about your site but was so amazed at this animal that I searched
"moose population in Adirondacks" and your site came up. I am in a band that
played at Daiker's Inn (Old Forge, NY) and on our way home about 4:30 Sunday
morning (9/7/08), we encountered a moose crossing Rt. 28 (Forestport, NY) just
above the Wigwam Tavern (the one with the plane sticking out). It was my
band mate Phil Arcuri who actually spotted him....luckily he woke me up so I
could see it too. What a great experience!!
September 15, 2008 2:22 PM
Robert Becker, Jay, NY
reports: Sighted today 9/15 on Ausable Drive just off Route 86 in town
of Jay at 2:20 PM - a yearling moose, utterly breathtaking, never saw
one before - it all happened so fast - it was coming out from the left side of
the road as I was driving out, and it didn't really run but kind of walked,
kind of trotted across the road. I thought it was a really big dark colored
deer at first but the tail and that snout..... I kept trying to tell myself it
had to be a deer. One of my friends told me I should call the DEC who told me
they are definitely there...... told me that a few years ago a bull moose
walked up route 9N in Jay. I have lived here 10 years and never saw one and it
was incredible to see one. Last night at the local bar, one of my distant neighbors near the
state route told me that she and several of her neighbors saw the young moose
as well as a large female moose - I asked how they knew it was female (I knew
little about moose until yesterday really other than what is in the wildlife
guides) and they told me, duh - no antlers. But several people apparently saw
them, although I did not see the larger one, just a small one and my neighbor
told me it looked like a baby born this year - as it was, just looking at it,
its shoulders were just higher than level with the hood of my Jeep. I looked
into the woods on the side of the road it went across but didn't see it again.
I didn't notice any 'nubs' but I did notice that kind of beautiful in a
hideous way, snout and the kind of stubby tail, cause I thought at first it
was a deer and was looking for the little white tail they have. I was up
all night reading Wikipedia and everything on moose that I could find; I cant
believe I got to see one! The neighbor said they range between the wetlands on
the saddle between the 2 Ausable Forks and down to the rivers. The guy at the
DEC said there are as many as 600 of them in NY and that they are known to be
in this area. I was floored by the whole experience. I thought we had to go to
Maine or Minnesota to see moose. At the same time, one of the guys at the
local bar told me he has been in the mountains 28 years and has looked high
and low for them and hasn't seen one. Now of course, I want to see
a whole herd of them.
October 5, 2008 9:00 AM
News Flash From ADK Moose Central:
a couple of unannounced guests try to check in at the Snowy Mountain Inn this
weekend after normal business hours. A large tell tale imprint was
discovered in the gravel in the parking lot this morning at 10 AM. Upon further
investigation, it was noted that a cow and juvenile moose had entered the
north end of the parking lot from the opposite side of the roadway (Route 30),
walked the length of the lot and exited. They continued their southern journey
along the eastern shoulder of the road for about 100 feet and then entered
the woods. The picture below is the cow's track on the road shoulder
prior to entering the woods. Most of the tracks were not well defined
because of the sand and gravel. Plus they were trotting most of the time
after they walked through the lot. An unsuspecting staff member heard a
loud noise and saw brief movement in the woods adjacent to the Inn about 6:15
AM, but assumed it was deer. In retrospect, it probably was the moose
because of the location.
We have been procrastinating for
quite some time about placing some night vision animal cameras around the
property. I think this puts that project on the front burner.
Every morning we discover evidence of many animals roaming around at night.
You name it; it is here. Since the Inn is in the middle of vast
wilderness, every animal known in the ADK Park wanders through. Even a
few that are not supposed to be present have left evidence of their existence.
Myself and land owners north of here have seen a jet black Cougar (mountain
lion) in recent years. Others have seen tawny colored ones. Three
years ago I took pictures of wolf tracks in the parking lot.
October 8, 2008 3:00 PM
Update: The "Snowy Mountain Moose" has been
spotted (or at least one of them). Some travelers, northbound on Route
30 near Snowy Mountain, saw a young bull moose with a small set of antlers,
walking on the road shoulder.
They stopped at the Stewarts store in Indian Lake for gas and conveyed their
sighting to one of the Snowy Mountain Crew who just happened to be there.
October 21, 2008 8:00 AM
Update: The "Snowy Mountain Moose" has been
spotted again....This time by the owners of the Snowy Mountain Inn. The
young bull has antlers that are about 3 - 4 feet across with 6 - 8 inch tines.
He was the size of a horse and had white stockings up to his knees. He
sauntered through the parking lot of the Inn on this dark rainy morning and
disappeared into the woods. An attempt to take pictures was fruitless
because of the poor visibility. The next day, two local people reported
seeing the cow and calf just north of the Inn. It is a good bet that the
bull is also her offspring that was turned out when the new calf was born this
November 6, 2008 10:00 AM
Mia Darrah, Bloomingdale, NY found these tracks on her property. There had
been sightings in late summer of a bull moose in the the same area.
November 16, 2008 6:00 PM
Tony Charles, Lake Placid, NY reports: I'm not
the first to see our now famous moose, but it was my first sighting and
very exciting for me. This adult female is making regular evening
appearances between 3:30 and 5:00pm on Rt. 73 just before the Cascade
X-country ski center on the right side of the highway if you are heading
from Lake Placid to Keene. She's coming out from the ski trail to graze at
dusk and has become somewhat of a celebrity due to her consistency.
Apparently there is a bull and another younger cow in the group. People are starting to pull off the
road in numbers to take photos, please be careful here, this stretch of
highway is where vehicles get up to speed. This is a great success for our beautiful
Adirondack Park. Moose numbers are obviously rising and we have proven
again that we can live in harmony with nature! Bless the Adirondacks!
December 9, 2008 8:00 AM
Update: The "Snowy Mountain Bull Moose" is still
around. We found fresh tracks in the snow this morning. He
crossed Rt. 30 just before dawn, walked through the parking lot, exited on
the north side and continued down the mountain toward the lake.