The Great Moose Hunt of 2011

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No, I’m not talking about the hunting where you use big guns and wear tacky mismatched camouflage pants with bright orange vests, I’m talking about setting out on an adventure with the family into the great outdoors of Colorado just to spot one of the cute, furry critters!

One week ago I was helping my brother move into his new digs in Colorado Springs when my family decided we would go for an adventure up Pikes Peak, I began to see signs everywhere for deer crossings and big foot crossings.

Then Mom and I began to make friends with these little furry fellas, lets just call them Chip and Dale 😉

I was now on a mission to really make myself one with the outdoors and take this time to see as many animals in their  natural habitat as possible. (The closest I get to this in LA are the  little gophers that come out to peak at me while I’m in downward facing dog during yoga at Runyon Canyon!)  Anyway, I digress, so back to my mission: animals! But not just any animals, I was on a Moose hunting mission! Don’t ask me why, I have no idea, I just really felt the need to see a moose.  They’re furry, they have antlers, this one looks like it’s smiling at me…

You get the appeal, right? Kind of?  Well I don’t care, it’s my moose hunt mission and I’ll moose mission if I want to 🙂 Needless to say I spent 4 days in Colorado and no Moose sightings :-/ I went home sad, but not defeated, oh no because these days we have the wonderful, amazing, majestical… GOOGLE! With three magical words: MOOSE IN COLORADO, I find a link that may fulfill my moose hunt mission! State Forest State Park (why the double state in the name? Is that really necessary?) Once again, that’s besides the point, claimed to be “the moose viewing capital of Colorado, with over 600 moose to be observed year-round” I’ve found my spot! 

Stayed tuned for my next trip to Colorado and to the Moose viewing capital… I will not rest until I  see those furry little antlers in person and complete my moose hunt mission!