hiking (snowshoeing) 1:05:40  4.04 km (16:16 / km) +78m 14:50 / km
shoes: GoLite Blaze Lite
Out for exercise again, it's been a while. Beautiful afternoon. Willard Brook SE, the shorter loop that I intended to do last time when the snow was too deep. This time it was soft, wet snow that I was sinking into about 10-15 cm with the larger snowshoes, not too bad. Old City Road had been packed down by snowmobiles, then on the next section I had trouble following the trail and ended up just going through the woods, which was okay until I got into laurel near the end. ATV track on the next section, but I was breaking trail on the ridge in the middle, then a section that had had a bunch of snowshoe traffic. I made the last right to go down the hill back to my car, and that was unbroken. Most of the way down, though, I spotted what sure looked to me like moose tracks. Maybe fresh ones. They were going my way, and I stopped a couple of times and listened, and heard what I thought might be moosy noises. Near the bottom they branched off into the woods, and I followed them, eventually shortcutting to where I had started, and decided not to continue stalking the moose that might not even be there.
On the short walk back to my car, I looked up ahead, and there, shambling across the road maybe 100 m away was... a moose.