Here is the link to find the parking lot: Lewis & Clark State Park
Tune your Senses & Sharpen your Skills of Observation
Tracking is a great practice and we're so lucky to have an area so close to Portland where we can pop out to the river and get a great day of tracking.
The Sandy River Delta is home to Blacktail & Whitetail Deer, Raccoon, Feral Cats, Bobcat, Coyote, and more. There are always some surprises and we should be treated to a lot good, fresh tracks. It's also a great place to interpret dog tracks and compare and contrast dog with coyote and read interesting stuff in the trails.
Some of what we'll cover:
- Track and ecology journals
- Gaits and trail patterns
- Interpreting dog and cat tracks
- Trailing deer & Escape behavior
- Sensory awareness games
- Track Aging
- Bird Language
Dress warmly but bring what you would on a regular day hike. If it's raining I'll put up a big tarp so we're not all standing around in the rain. Also bring a pen/pencil and notepad. If you have a clipboard or something firm to write on that will help, too.
Clothing: Rain gear, boots and wool socks, several layers, hat, & gloves.
Be careful about using GPS. It usually leads people past the Lewis & Clark parking lot.
We'll meet in the Lewis and Clark parking lot at 10:00 am then do a quick shuttle down to the Sandy River.