Wolf Surveys East Fork of Hyndman Creek

A late season snow pack, consolidated as it was on most slope aspects allowed for alpine ascents of peaks.  The east fork of Hyndman Creek has tended to have a wolf pack moving through according to former surveys.  The terrain limits free travel except for along valleys and a few ridge lines.  Following a morning ascent of Hyndman peak and lunch break, I heard a howl down valley at about 9am.  And in that howl, felt the source of this place.  We didn’t have any sheep herds in this area or other domestic grazers.  I was grateful for that.  I’ve learned later that although there has been a recent uptick in wolf predation on livestock in this part of Idaho, the elk numbers in this area continue to increase.



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