Cascade Volcanoes • Entered by Laurie Kerr on August 27, 2021

Solitude Monitoring

August 25, 2021

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 11
Post Admin hours 0.5
Activity Hours 5
Participants 2
Total Hours 21.5

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 (9.5 miles)
Outcome 2: campsites monitored (1 campsite)

Short Description of Activity

Linda and Laurie monitored the PCT trail from Wahtum Lake north and back for solitude.

Reflection/Evaluation

The weather was great and we had a great hike! We observed 20 hikers on the trail with 4 dogs, all on leash. No low elevation flights were noted. One campsite along the lake scored 0 for solitude. The view from the PCT along the ridge was amazing as one can view the miles and miles of forest land along the mountain and the valley. Great view of Mt. Hood, too. We stopped at the Mesquitery in Hood River for a fantastic salmon dinner.

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1- Linda Buckley

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