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  • Mount Shasta from Devil’s Gate Ranch (Panorama)

    Mount Shasta from Devil’s Gate Ranch (Panorama)

    A view of Mount Shasta from Devil’s Gate Ranch. Loch Jones, the Rancher, maintains his property both for cattle and as a wildlife refuge. Birds frequent the lake in his back yard, nesting on the small island at its center, and beavers make dams in the rivers and brush beyond.
  • Encounter: Hans, Bike Maestro

    Encounter: Hans, Bike Maestro

    Hans is our Bike Maestro volunteer with a lifetime of bike touring and adventures under his belt and many years of involvement with the bicycle advocacy across the USA, including serving as the former Board Chair for the League of American Bicyclists. His invaluable support comes in a myriad of ways and we are excited to have […]
  • Encounter: Mosquito madness on the Pacific Crest Trail (VIDEO)

    Encounter: Mosquito madness on the Pacific Crest Trail (VIDEO)

    Moments like this make you question why mosquitos exist. Or why in these modern days, we allow them to exist. It was an interesting reflection considering that we are on an expedition centered around the story of another animal sometimes equally despised. And while the arguments in defense of mosquitos may be few, they may […]
  • Encounter: Mac and Karin

    Encounter: Mac and Karin

    Mac and Karin donated their time and resources to support the expedition. Two life-long students of the natural world, this retired couple splits their time between the deserts of southern California and the rain soaked British Columbia coast and met David Moskowitz through their interest in wildlife tracking. Along with logistical support they blessed our […]
  • Wolf Country

    Wolf Country

    It has been two weeks (forever) since we saw wolf tracks in the snow of the Wallowa Mountains. From that point onward, part of me has lamented every mile walked and bicycled as they took us further and further from any known area of wolf activity. Here we are, a wolf expedition quickly moving away […]
  • Encounter: Lee and Peggie

    Encounter: Lee and Peggie

    Lee is a lifelong cowboy with a long family history in Oregon. He raises Kobe Beef and also farms hay outside of Sisters, Oregon. Our team met up with Lee at a presentation about “Wolves in the Land of Samon“ by David Moskowitz. Our brief conversation after the event made us eager to hear more […]
  • Encounter: Elissa and Lula

    Encounter: Elissa and Lula

    Elissa, a freelance writer and artist, joined us around the campfire to talk about her time volunteering at a Winter Wolf Study conducted by Doug Smith, a Senior Wildlife Biologis at Yellowstone National Park. Winter was the best time to study the Yellowstone wolves because wolves are easier to spot and follow in snow. But […]
  • Human’s aren’t the only ones using this sign to communicate (VIDEO)

    Human’s aren’t the only ones using this sign to communicate (VIDEO)

    Along the side of the road in Malheur National Forest, David explains that humans aren’t the only ones using this stop sign… and now I’ll always be giving signs and posts in forests and extra close look. Post by Wolf OR-7 Expedition.
  • Encounter: Peter, the writer/podcaster

    Encounter: Peter, the writer/podcaster

    Peter, a bike enthusiast and freelance journalist, approached our expedition team excited to pen an article and record some materials for his podcast. Conversations with him and our team have been fascinating and diverse – from de-extinction to trophic cascades. He has certainly been doing his homework researching this story and we’ve enjoyed having him […]
  • Night Sky Westward from Murray Creek Lookout Tower

    Night Sky Westward from Murray Creek Lookout Tower

    Looking westward towards Wolf OR-7’s route, photo by Daniel Byers.
  • Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes

    Welcome to the inner workings of the ‘Millenium Falcon’—our home away from home, pantry, bike repair shop, and press room. Most nights with road access, you’ll find Daniel and I downloading and editing video/photos from the day along side of other team members trying to help deliver blog posts. It gets crowded, but we’ve got […]
  • Misadventure: The Wrong Way to Durkee

    Misadventure: The Wrong Way to Durkee

    It was supposed to take 3 hours, at most. It was supposed to be 20 miles of public roads along gentle rolling hills and farm lands. It was supposed to be so easy we’d be in the small town of Durkee, Oregon for lunch. But that’s not how it happened. With snow-capped mountains behind us and […]
  • David de Rothschild joins the Wolf OR-7 Expedition for a couple of days of hiking and biking.

    David de Rothschild joins the Wolf OR-7 Expedition for a couple of days of hiking and biking.

    It is always great when the primary sponsor of an expedition is someone who really appreciates adventure, the outdoors and a good physical challenge. David de Rothschild of Sculpt the Future Foundation and Xplore, joined us not only with his good humor and explorer’s spirit, but with inspiring stories and great conversation. Sculpt the Future […]
  • Panorama Snow-Capped Wallowas

    Panorama Snow-Capped Wallowas

    Our path takes us into the stark beauty of the Wallowa Mountains, tree tops emerge through the snow into which we sink to our knees or waists with every step. As we cross the pass, the snowfall tapers off and reveals a glimpse of the cold blue sky and the mountains that embrace us all […]
  • Heading into the Eagle Cap Wilderness

    Heading into the Eagle Cap Wilderness

    The Expedition Team started the 1,200 mile journey this morning, hiking 3 days into the Wallowa Mountains and Eagle Cap Wilderness. Cold rain, bear tracks, snow – a true Oregon welcome for the adventure ahead.
  • Wolf Tracks! Team crisscrosses paths with a wolf

    Wolf Tracks! Team crisscrosses paths with a wolf

    Found in fresh snow, these wolf tracks crisscrossed our path for an hour. We were excited to find our first wolf sign of the trip and for many of us it was our first time seeing wolf tracks in the wild. It was incredible to lay a hand next to the track and see the […]
  • Encounter: Joe Whittle

    Encounter: Joe Whittle

    Joe Whittle, resident of Enterprise, Oregon, joined the team for a hike into the Imnaha River basin before we began our expedition into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Joe is a local adventure guide, photographer, and seasonal forest service ranger and knowledgeable about many things related to wolves and Wallowa County. We loved our afternoon spent with him […]
  • Base Camp: Northwest Outward Bound

    Base Camp: Northwest Outward Bound

    “The truth is that in one important sense, adventure, however much it may be concerned with physical conflict and danger, is really of the mind. What is an adventure to some, may be, to others of more prosaic nature, an ordeal, or an imposition, or a nuisance, or a calamity, or even simply a bore. […]
  • Maps maps maps! Triple checking our route

    Maps maps maps! Triple checking our route

    We have fourteen maps between us (not including Google Earth!) to check that all our information is locked down. Road construction, snow closures, property restrictions, food resupplies, bike swaps, and interview spots — all of which determine our route and pacing of our movements. There’s a lot of information to wrap our heads around and make sure all the ducks […]
  • Wolf OR-7 may have a mate — is Southern Oregon ready for a wolf pair?

    Wolf OR-7 may have a mate — is Southern Oregon ready for a wolf pair?

    As our team was coming into camp today, we heard the news from ODFW about photos and GPS data indicating that Wolf OR-7 may have a mate. This news coincides with the start of our Expedition which kicks off this week. We’re currently wondering: What does a breeding pair of wolves mean to Southern Oregon? Where did […]
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