Monday, April 23, 2012

April Tacking Club

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day for our April Tracking Club. We went to the Stossil Creek area and found some really interesting track and sign.


 A good number of people turned up including four children. All were prepared to clamber over fallen trees, cross creeks and bushwhack when needed.

We found trees that had been marked and bitten by bears.




 We found beaver dams and chews, aplodontia burrows, racoon tracks, cougar scrapes, kill sites, and robin's nests.

An aplodontia burrow.

A cougar scrape:
And finally a mystery for our viewers:  A kill site, can you identify the partial skulls?


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coyote Tracking with Charlie Serra

Tracking Intensive Alumni Charlie Serra discusses the finer points of coyote tracks and trails.

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Trailing Bighorn Sheep

Dan Daly searches for the tracks of two rams we observed from the valley bottom.

Drew Middlebrooks inspects the bed of a bighorn sheep perched high above the Yakima River.

Following the trail of two bighorn rams between cliffbands.



Discussing where the bighorn we were following might be currently and how to approach them without being detected.

Terry Kem points out a likely travel route.

Intrepid trailer Anthony "T-Bone" Andreasik takes a break in the sunshine,