Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Laurie Kerr on July 12, 2021

Solitude Monitoring

July 8, 2021 – July 9, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 10
Post Admin hours 0.5
Activity Hours 8.5
Participants 2
Total Hours 27.5

Key Issue: Wildlife Protection
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)
Key Partners: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area FS
Landscape/area: Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness (65420 acres)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Trail/land monitored (14 miles)
Outcome 2: campsites monitored (3 campsites)

Short Description of Activity

Solitude Monitoring in Whatum Lake campground dispersed and campground sites as well as trails 406M, 445 and PCT.


We noted 5 people and 1 dog the first day. We documented 2 campsites with a score of 1 and 1 campsite with a score of 0. One day 2 we counted 29 people along the trail with 3 dogs off leash and one dog on leash. A total of 6 low elevation flights were observed or overheard during our 2 sessions.

The beargrass was in bloom as well as Indian Paintbrush, pensteman, and wild roses. The view from the PCT toward the end of the zone was amazing and we could see Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Jefferson as well as the valley. It was well worth the long hike on the first day!


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1-Linda Folkstad

3-Robin Woolman

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