Ok, so yesterday, one mile from the trailhead, as I am walking back to my car, I turned around and observed a large very black moose up the side of the hill. He was staring me in the face. I was going to change lenses on my camera, but decided to quickly get out of there. On the way back I met some other hikers, so I brought them back to the moose spot. As we turned the corner in the canyon, there is the moose, in the middle of the dirt road, looking straight at the three of us. I quicky put the telephoto lens on my camera and hid behind the other hikers and quickly took two pictures. Then I said “Bye” and headed down the trail! I just did not want to have to hide behind a tree as one is supposed to do when charged by a moose. One of the hikers was an experienced moose hunter! So did not feel bad leaving. We were near the Little Spokane River north of Spokane.
See more moose sightings. The moose below were not staring me in the face. These were photographed in the same area a few weeks ago.