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|How goes it? Thanks for your recent vote on my Turkey Vulture.|
They are known as the "vaacum cleaners" of the desert. In the
winter, they migrate down to South America, but they should arrive
back in central Arizona by the end of March. I always wanted to
see Sentinel Peak, but the weather always scared me off when I
got as far as Hoodsport. I still have a Great Uncle that lives
in Shelton, he used to own 32-acres in the forest. Thanks!!!
|Posted Feb 10, 2008 11:22 pm|
|OlympicMtnBoy||Re: Byron ?|
|Hope you get to head up the Dosewallips River someday and see Sentinel for yourself. It's very impressive from Graywolf Pass, as it appears to be almost a pyramid from that angle. Thanks for the nice comment and for the vote. God bless!|
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 1:55 pm|
|lcarreau||Re: Byron ?|
|Do you have any idea if they have wolves coming back to that area?|
You have already observed foxes and coyotes, right???
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 2:08 pm|
|OlympicMtnBoy||Wolves in Olympic NP|
|I've seen Coyotes, Mountain Lions and Bears, not any foxes, though I'm sure they are there. As far as wolves go, I would personally love to see them return. The area can support about 60-80 wolves because of the large Elk population, as well as deer too. With a million acres of Wilderness to run around in, the wolves would have plenty of space. But I don't know if they have made any official decision yet. Wow, an Olympic experience would be 10x more thrilling with that haunting howl echoing through the valleys!!!|
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 6:46 pm|
|lcarreau||Re: Complete agreement!|
|Since coming to Arizona in 1991, I've seen plenty|
of coyotes, foxes, deer, bobcats, bear & elk ...
but NO wolves. "The grey wolf, because of its
smaller size, managed to survive on the Colorado
Plateau longer than the grizzly bear. By the end
of the 1940s, the last of the wolves had disappeared.
Previously, the wolf had ranged throughout the forests
and woodlands of the Southwest. Although the Mexican
wolf, the southern cousin to the gray wolf, is still
surviving in limited numbers in northern Mexico,
there have been no verified Colorado Plateau
sightings of the gray wolf for many years."
Perhaps attitudes will change, especially in
your neck of the woods. Take care, my friend!
|Posted Feb 11, 2008 10:26 pm|