Meandering stream on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest

We set two cameras, facing different directions, at a site along a meandering stream near a large, mid-elevation meadow system on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to target grey wolves. There are no confirmed grey wolf detections on the GPNF yet though we regularly receive anecdotal sightings. We anticipate the grey wolf will re-inhabit the southern Washington Cascades one day if it has not returned to the area already. At the station, we had regular coyote visitors as well as a herd of elk, and our first owl detections. Over the past seven years, we have documented almost every wildlife species in the Cascades.


Quite a few elk visited the station.

A curious elk.

 A pair of coyotes

A pair of barred owls

A small black bear

The whole family was checking this station, including Luca in my belly, now 4 months old.