Aug 25, 2012
We went up to Brainard Lake on a picnic with our grandkids and stumbled upon a Bull Moose browsing in the bushes by the lake. We think he is part of the family that browses in our meadow during the winter. The snows up here in the Indian Peaks Wilderness are three feet deep all winter, so the moose come to lower elevations to winter, along with the elk and deer. Our meadow is at 9000 feet. Brainard Lake is 10,000 feet, and five miles away. See video of a female in our meadow last winter along with photos here.