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January Bark-About Winter Tracking Hike

This month Bark and Cascadia Wild are teaming up to lead a winter tracking hike in Mt. Hood National Forest. Last year volunteers from Cascadia Wild found the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the rarest mammals in North America, on Mt Hood. Meanwhile the Forest Service decided to plan four timber sales coverings 1000s of acres right on top of this discovery.

Sunday, January 13th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

On this hike we will learn the art of animal tracking and how to help protect our threatened local forests. Cascadia Wild is dedicated to teaching people about the natural world and inspiring personal connection to nature, while Bark is dedicated to protecting Mt. Hood National Forest. Check out www.cascadiawild.org to learn more about their work.

Carpools meet at the Hollywood Trader Joe's, 4121 NE Halsey in Portland at 9am sharp. It is across the street from the Hollywood Transit Center, near the I-84 exit 2. If you are able to drive, we greatly appreciate your contribution to helping make a successful hike. Weather is very unpredictable this time of year, so please be prepared for winter travel. If you are looking for a ride, please come prepared to reimburse your driver.

This hike is likely a snowshoe hike, so if you have a pair please bring them along. If not, Bark has a few pairs to loan out for the day. Snowshoes can also be rented at Next Adventure and (426 SE Grand) and Portland area REIs. Please contact Gradey at Bark for more information and to see if we have a pair of snowshoes for you - gradey@bark-out.org.

[Related 50 minute video:] 2011 Interview With Member of Cascadia Wild

INFO: http://www.cascadiawild.org
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