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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by Lorenzzo View Post
 


Well, the downhill skier would have had the right of way particularly if he were wearing a grey jacket.

 

 

The moose needs to yield. Otherwise it has no place in the park lol. 

post #32 of 38

Pull that moose's pass, clearly he violated The Code!

post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by Gunnerbob View Post

Pull that moose's pass, clearly he violated The Code!

But what if it was drunk or on drugs or something?
post #34 of 38
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But what if it was drunk or on drugs or something?

 

you do this: 

post #35 of 38

Too bad the Moose didn't take out the dumbass would have been cool.  You do not challenge a Moose in the wild they are really big mothers.  Wife got chased by a female coyote one day at Mammoth as it was protecting a den.  Have crossed quite a few wolf tracks at Lookout Pass in the Bitteroots and have skied clear of elk a couple times.  Saw a bear in the woods one day in Montana, oh wait maybe that was VA.

post #36 of 38
That's a tricky situation. I think they did follow the moose and that was dumb and they deserved the fine, but if your on a shallow cat track or traverse and a moose starts running just in front of you, do you stop? Your more vulnerable if you stop on flat ground with skis strapped to your feet, and snowboards are even worse. The moose could charge uphill and take you out, what would you do? I know it's all situational dependent, how narrow or steep is the trail, how much room do you have to get around the moose, you saw the damage they can do to cars, and we all know they can kill as well. It's a tough call. I believe there was a spot on the video where there was a steeper section just before a turn. I probably would have stopped there and waited until I heard the moose get off the trail and wander back into the woods.
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by Ewok View Post

That's a tricky situation. I think they did follow the moose and that was dumb and they deserved the fine, but if your on a shallow cat track or traverse and a moose starts running just in front of you, do you stop? Your more vulnerable if you stop on flat ground with skis strapped to your feet, and snowboards are even worse. The moose could charge uphill and take you out, what would you do? I know it's all situational dependent, how narrow or steep is the trail, how much room do you have to get around the moose, you saw the damage they can do to cars, and we all know they can kill as well. It's a tough call. I believe there was a spot on the video where there was a steeper section just before a turn. I probably would have stopped there and waited until I heard the moose get off the trail and wander back into the woods.

 

You're absolutely right.  The thing to do is to stop as soon as you see the moose and just wait.  A moose that doesn't feel threatened will eventually wander off.

 

That moose was in full-on terror mode, fleeing down the trail and being followed (chased as far as the moose is concerned) by some unidentified threat.  The dodo doing the chasing is every bit as much of a yahoo as the guy in Utah who pushed over one of the hoodoos at Goblin Valley State Park.

 

Once again, we need to have a "throw the book at him" emoticon.

post #38 of 38
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Wow. I cannot believe the excuse to try to get out of the $225 fine from the forest service: "I wasn't harassing it, I was trying to get around it." This is after bragging about it on Facebook. Lame and stupid.

 

 

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:rules:

 

Umm, the moose was clearly the downhill rider having the right of way. 

 

These fools are lucky they didn't end up dead.  But, honestly when I was 17 I had no idea that moose could be aggressive and kill people for looking at them funny.  Still, first saw one up close at about 19 :eek and no way I'd consider chasing one anywhere ever.

 

 

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But the moose wasn't wearing a helmet, either. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

Can anyone imagine what could have happened had there been another skier on that trail farther down in the moose's path of escape?:nono:

 

 

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Well, clearly it would have been up to the moose to stop or go around.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Lorenzzo View Post
 


Well, the downhill skier would have had the right of way particularly if he were wearing a grey jacket.

 

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Originally Posted by LaserPower View Post
 

 

The moose needs to yield. Otherwise it has no place in the park lol. 

 

 

 

:yahoo: 

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