|Thrush tracks in the mud along the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River|
Saturday night we gathered in the original structure on Wilderness Awareness School's land. It's called Malalo Ya Chui, which means "Lair of the Leopard." Just the right sort of place to gather 'round a fire and tell stories. We focused on stories from our own experiences with crows, ravens, raccoons and foxes. I loved comparing notes: You get mobbed by crows too? You have also seen raccoons with no tail?
|Searching for the trail of the herd of elk we were following under the freshly fallen snow on the otherside of a wetland they crossed.|
|A successful escape! Where the herd forded the cold waters of the Snoqualmie River we chose not to follow.|
|Alexia Allen crosses a lead of water on a bridge skillfully constructed by several students in the class.|
|The intrepid elk trackers.|