The Wild Peace Wolf OR-7 Expedition is an adventure across mountains, desert highlands, and forests by foot and mountain bike to celebrate the remarkable journey of an ordinary wolf.The story of wolves and OR-7 is entwined with humans. Trail along online as we celebrate the public wild lands that OR-7 crossed, new discoveries in wolf ecology and the diverse people who work hard to ease human-wildlife conflicts in those areas where wolves are making a comeback to their historic rangelands.
1 wild wolf.Wolf OR-7 has been called a hero, a rogue, a killing machine, a foreign invader and school children have named him “Journey”. We will adventure in his tracks to unravel the facts of his story and focus on the landscape he has entered — one that has been without wolves for nearly 90 years.
1200 miles.From the Eagle Cap Wilderness in N.E. Oregon, west to Crater Lake, and south to Mount Shasta in California, we will follow Wolf OR-7’s 2011 dispersal route. Wolf OR-7 traveled up to 30 miles a day with stealth and only the fur on his back. As less-adept survivalists, we will need resupply points and to bike between public lands.
42 days.We’ll take our first steps in spring 2014 and push into California six weeks later. Keep track of our adventures over rugged lands with tales of the challenges we may face via six weekly Expedition Journal updates. For more up-to-the-minute updates, like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter.
4 humans.You might know how the joke goes… "a conservation adventurer, wolf ecologist, storyteller and multimedia documenter go for a walk in wolf country…" Well, that’s us! We are a team from diverse backgrounds, excited to step into the unknown with a common aim in the name of adventure, education, and fun.