New York City Trails

Video: Adirondacks Hiker Comes Face-to-Face With Moose

Says 35-year-old hiker, "In one picture, he looked like he was actually smiling at me."

Pittsburgh hiker Sam Perkins came within five feet of an young male Adirondack moose in the Dix Mountain Wilderness Area—and after ducking behind a rock, he took video and photos of his encounter. Perkins guesses the moose weighed 600 pounds, and calls it “a once in a lifetime experience.”