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Old 03-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Two weeks ago i traveled north from PA. to Caribou ME. I had a great time, lots of snow, good food, great people but i didn't get to see even one Moose.

I was envisioning The North Country to be alot like Northern Exposure(the TV show), where the Moose would walk thru the streets of town and the residents would act oblivious...Okay i exaggerated a bit, but i have never seen one of these great creatures in the wild and was hoping for glimpse of atleast one.....We have a few Elk in PA., any Elk In Maine ?


I believe it was a trail in the Frenchville System where the groomer didn't fully groom the entire width of the trail but left a divider separating the lanes. What a great idea that is, not having to worry if an oncoming sled is going to be on your side of the trail, plus when the trail base get's sparse that snow divider could get drug in by the groomer. I'd like to see more of that where possible.

I racked up 919 miles in 4 days riding solo and had a great time, well worth the 12 plus hour drive one way.

BTW the Fish Stew at Fredericks South Diner is awesome !
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Two weeks ago i traveled north from PA. to Caribou ME. I had a great time, lots of snow, good food, great people but i didn't get to see even one Moose.

I was envisioning The North Country to be alot like Northern Exposure(the TV show), where the Moose would walk thru the streets of town and the residents would act oblivious...Okay i exaggerated a bit, but i have never seen one of these great creatures in the wild and was hoping for glimpse of atleast one.....We have a few Elk in PA., any Elk In Maine ?


I believe it was a trail in the Frenchville System where the groomer didn't fully groom the entire width of the trail but left a divider separating the lanes. What a great idea that is, not having to worry if an oncoming sled is going to be on your side of the trail, plus when the trail base get's sparse that snow divider could get drug in by the groomer. I'd like to see more of that where possible.

I racked up 919 miles in 4 days riding solo and had a great time, well worth the 12 plus hour drive one way.

BTW the Fish Stew at Fredericks South Diner is awesome !
come to my house and i will show you a moose, i have 5 in my back yard, one watches me at night from the hill top, i'm 12 miles from that trail your talking about, you might even see a bear if you walk up in my back woods or find where he is sleeping
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You have elk in PA because they stock them there. I thought PA was trying to bring back elk but the only way they got there is by humans putting them there.
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Took me 5 seasons of riding before I saw my first moose this year, and let me tell you they are huge! I feel like you just have to be at the right place at the right time, I bet most of them are scared off by the noise of the machines before you even get close.. just my opinion
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Trust me,the last thing you want to see on a rr bed going 80-90 is a moose,us mainers dont really like them,my friend got killed by one on sled,my aunt and cousin almost got killed by one in there car on the interstate,they can be a pain in the butt for sure,ya good to see far off,but not when running down a fast trail.
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Thanks for coming to Maine from far away.We welcome you back anytime!Hopefully next time you'll see a moose!
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We saw one a few weeks ago on 105, buddy almost tagged him at 100mph, with his Z1--was very close. I swear he had moose ball marks on his hood! HAHA
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Two weeks ago i traveled north from PA. to Caribou ME. I had a great time, lots of snow, good food, great people but i didn't get to see even one Moose.

I was envisioning The North Country to be alot like Northern Exposure(the TV show), where the Moose would walk thru the streets of town and the residents would act oblivious...Okay i exaggerated a bit, but i have never seen one of these great creatures in the wild and was hoping for glimpse of atleast one.....We have a few Elk in PA., any Elk In Maine ?


I believe it was a trail in the Frenchville System where the groomer didn't fully groom the entire width of the trail but left a divider separating the lanes. What a great idea that is, not having to worry if an oncoming sled is going to be on your side of the trail, plus when the trail base get's sparse that snow divider could get drug in by the groomer. I'd like to see more of that where possible.

I racked up 919 miles in 4 days riding solo and had a great time, well worth the 12 plus hour drive one way.

BTW the Fish Stew at Fredericks South Diner is awesome !

I hear you there . My brother and I put on 1500 miles in two weekends , thats all over the northern and western parts of the state , daytime , nightime , ect , and did not see a single Moose or Deer the whole entire time . This is very strange as we see them constantly , every time we go up to ride . It was kind of a bummer in that regard .

Something was up for sure , only thing we could figure is , with the unusually low snow amounts this winter , they simply didn't need to come out of the woods to move around .
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Bingo! Didn't see one all season until last Sunday near St. David. Monster bull.

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I have seen plenty of moose in maine but only 2 this year, 1 was standing on the side of i95 and it was a youngster the other i was riding up its 85 between portage lake and eagle lake about 6pm in the dark. It was a big one and he jumped off the trail instantly. Sometimes they can be stubborn and just slowly walk up the trail. When the snow is really deep is when you see more of them on the trails.
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