Due to some less than ideal situations at work the past four days, I’ve found myself stranded in Fairbanks with nothing to do. I spent a night down in Denali, and the weather was horrible. So, I retreated back to the ‘banks, and went searching for moose. Chena River State Park is rumored to be the moose hot spot around these parts, so I figured I’d better confirm or deny said rumors…
Turns out, the rumors are true. Saw at least a dozen moose last night, and 6 more this morning on the way back. Mainly cows and calves, with one juvenile bull. The stretch on Chena Hot Springs Road from mile 28 to 36 might be the moosiest road in all the world. They were coming out of everywhere.
With the ridiculous amounts of rain coming down, the river and sloughs were tip-top full, and perhaps a bit warmer than usual. Lots of fog and mist everywhere. Made for some neat images. Enjoy.
Slideshow after the jump.