Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Duncan Lake Tracking Trip
From Nelson we travelled north to the Duncan lake area located between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. We set up a sweet base camp near Glacier Creek and spent 3 days tracking in this beautiful wilderness area. We were hoping to find wolf tracks and some how we found a spot next to the Duncan river where at least two wolves had crossed the stream. It was in a flat section of the river valley that contained lots of elk and deer sign. It was interesting to find these tracks located in a sandy area while everything else was covered in over a foot of snow. The only sign was these few sets of tracks, but nothing in the snow. It had been snowing the day before we found the tracks and there was no evidence of them in the snow. It was exciting however to get a brief glimpse of these animals passage in this secluded area. Some of the other tracks that we saw included marten, deer, elk, otter, great-blue heron and red squirrels. The epic tracking continues!