My girlfriends and I were hiking along a trail near Grand Tetons over Memorial Day weekend on a mission to spot a moose. I had never seen one in person.
We had been hiking for a while on a trail a ranger said for sure we would see moose on and to be loud as we hiked.
Bear spray in hand (in case of Grizzlies) and chatting away about to give up, this fella popped up on the trail right in front of me. I was so startled we all froze and as the moose looked me in the eye we slowly backed up.
I took some time (at a safe distance) to watch it graze in the marsh. I will never forget this very first moose sighting.