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Trip Report    

Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)

Winter scramble searching for tracks & sign of threatened / endangered species, in partnership with Conservation Northwest.

  • Wed, Mar 17, 2021
  • Microwave Hill (Keechelus Ridge)
  • Exploring Nature, Scrambling & Snowshoeing
  • Successful
  • Snow and ice on road
  • Hard melt-freeze crust on snow in trees. Firm sun crust on snow in the open.

This was a trip with a focus on identifying animal tracks & sign, in partnership with Conservation Northwest. We found one very short & very melted-out trail of an American Marten. We found tracks & sign of other animals as well.

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                                                     Elk antler rub

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                                                                   Black Bear climbing marks

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                                                         Black Bear climbing marks

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                                                               Pileated Woodpecker feeding sign

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                                                         American Marten (very faint tracks)

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                                                             Snowshoe Hare

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                       Sapsucker feeding sign