Cascadia Wildlife Blog
News from the Wolverine Tracking Project and more
Sunday's trip was only a few miles away, as the raven flies, from Saturday's trip at Trillium Lake but Barlow Pass is about a thousand feet higher. The team saw and heard quite a few ravens and were visited by gray jays, but couldn't determine if the birds had actually flown from Trillium Lake. Haha.
The tracks today were abundant, and the team got a chance to study all sorts of variations on snowshoe hare and squirrel sign and trails in the snow. They had the opportunity to see what sort of trail patterns were left by Snowshoe hares traveling at different speeds and sitting, as well as squirrels jumping in and out of trees on their travels and just bounding along the ground.
With a lot of data recorded for the day and some energy left, the team ascended a small summit off the pass. A steep climb rewarded them with some awesome views east to the sunny desert, and the chance for a mountaintop selfie.
Happy tracking and trails everyone!