Winter layers, waterproof/resistant shoes, water, and a method of measurement. Snowshoes, camera, and binoculars advised. Proof of vaccination required.
Following the February 17th livestream “How to Read the (Animal) Signs,” Deb Essman of Kittitas County Field and Stream will lead a tracking walk through the Teanaway itself. Join us at the West Fork turnaround (Discover Pass required) to tromp out through the snow in search of animal sign. Snowshoes are advised and can be rented from Ride Roslyn, Basecamp Outfitters, Mountain High, or CWU’s Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals.
Dress for the weather. Recreate Responsibly recommends three layers: a base, warm middle, and waterproof outer layer, along with a hat, gloves, and waterproof shoes. We recommend that you also bring water, and a tool to measure tracks such as a small ruler, or an object you know the length of (like a pocketknife or your phone). If you have binoculars, bring those too!
Once you are checked in at the West Fork turnaround, Deb Essman will lead the group on a 1.5-mile walk through the Community Forest and talk participants through the basics of tracking and identifying the signs they come across.
Registration is free, but limited to 20 people, and those of all ages are encouraged to join us. Proof of vaccination is required for participation.
What to bring: Winter layers, waterproof/resistant shoes, water, and a method of measurement. Snowshoes, camera, and binoculars advised. Proof of vaccination required.
Bathrooms: DNR has a permanent no flush toilet.
Parking: West Fork turnaround at the end of W Fork Teanaway Road. Park on the left, Discover Pass required.