walking1:00:00  4.0 mi (15:00 / mi) +419ft13:39 / mi shoes: Merrill Granite
MOOSE encounter of the startling kind. All of a sudden, she was on the slope immediately above me. Snort, pirouette, hackles, bucking. We were within a foot of each other. Mea culpas from me as I backed away and scrambled up a slope and behind a tree. Stared at each other a few minutes before she moved away. Then a bushwhack along the canyon rim to a lower part of the trail.