Windy Lakes Trail Transect Backpack - May 16, 2015 - 8:00 am - Crescent Ranger District
Overnight backpack in support of the Windigo-Diamond forest carnivore monitoring project. We’ll be watching the trail for carnivore scats, stopping for a couple minutes to document scats or other sign we find, and collecting any red fox scats we identify for the Forest Service to send to UC Davis for genetic and diet analysis. Route is a 23 mile loop from Windy-Oldenburg trailhead at the west end of Crescent Lake with around 2500 feet of climbing total over both days. Approximately half is in the Diamond Peak Wilderness. Please also bring a handheld GPS unit if you have one and/or load your phone with a topo map app such as Backcountry Navigator (Android) or Topo Maps (iOS) and download the maps for use in areas without coverage.
Great trip! We have sent in a substantial amount of data.
Registrations so far:
- Kevin Branscum – 1 person/people attending
- Kurt Droms – 2 person/people attending
- Sherry Brooke – 2 person/people attending
- Todd West – 1 person/people attending