Saturday, March 5, 2011

Watching Elk

There are between 300 and 500 elk in Pennsylvania. They are concentrated in a small area of the state. If you have never seen these magnificent animals and want to, then a trip to Benezette (zip=15821) and the surrounding area will be a great addition to your GeoWoodstock adventure. There are plenty of super options for viewing elk, but if you stop for a find at Redbat's DCNR - Legacy of Conservation ECVC cache, you will be in heart of the herd. The area is quite popular with visitors. If you are looking for a few caches on your journey, there are 50 active caches within a seven-mile radius of Benezette.

Elk can be seen all day long, but joining the gathering at Winslow Hill to watch them as they leave the woods and make their way through fields at sunset offers a quiet moment of peace.

Bull elk weigh between 600 and 1000 pounds and can travel up to 30mph. This bull elk walked beside us about 100 feet away for almost 0.2 miles as we made our way to Elk View #2.

Four elk in the fields at Winslow Hill near sunset.

If you are here stay for a beautiful sunset.

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