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Horton Peak - Tribute to Wolves
(Valley Road, Western White Cloud Foothills)
July 15, 2001

 

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Horton Peak Wolf Tribute

*Slide 1: Sheep in Aspen Trees
*Slide 2
: Horton Peak
*Slide 3
: Thoughts on Wolves
*Slide 4
: Idaho Wolf Country
*Slide 5
: Wolf Tribute at Horton Peak
*Slide 6
: Sign Near Horton Peak

BWCC and other conservation groups, hosted this event at Horton Peak in the Sawtooth Valley.

Here, two weeks earlier, two wolves from the Whitehawk Pack had been shot by government officials, after wolves and sheep had several deadly encounters. We discussed the on-going problem of having sheep move, every summer, into the wolves’ year round territory.

Along the Horton Peak trail, we hiked past the granite outcrops and large Doug fir trees where the sheep had been bedded down, and where the wolves attacked. As thunder clouds approached, and rain fell over Alturas Lake to the west, people read from Aldo Leopold, quoted Scripture, and expressed their thoughts on wolves in Central Idaho.

Some of the group went on to Horton Peak Lookout under threatening skis, while the rest of us were content to have lunch among the sage, and look out across some of the finest wolf habitat in the west.

This outing was written up in the Twin Falls Times-News and Defenders of Wildlife Magazine (Fall 2001).

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