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Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project

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Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend 2015

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Big Lake Howliday Campout Weekend
July 10, 11 and 12, 2015

Join the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project for a fun-filled weekend learning about and celebrating the return of Mexican wolves to the wild. This year marks the 17 year anniversary of the first releases of Mexican wolves back into the wild in the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area.

Where: Apache Trout Campground Fir Group site at Big Lake in the Apache National Forest, Arizona.

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When: Friday, July 10th, 2015 starting at 3:00 pm through Sunday, July 12th at noon.

Suggested Donation is $50 per person* (to help us cover the cost of the meals and the camp ground group site). Visit our Donation page here. All activities during the weekend are free. Weekend registration is required through the registration form (see registration form below). *Please note that the suggested donation is cheaper than what it would cost to reserve a camp site and pay for food for a weekend trip on one's own, but we may have some limited sponsorships available to help cover the costs for participants that may not be able to afford the suggested donation. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Please bring your own personal camping equipment and comfortable clothes for hiking in and appropriate for high elevation weather during the Monsoon season.  Here is a list of pdfRecommended Personal Camping Supplies to bring with you.

Meals included in the weekend for registered participants: Dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a pack-your-own brown bag lunch spreads for lunches on Saturday and Sunday.  All the meals served will be vegetarian and we will make an effort to accommodate vegan, gluten-free diets, and food allergies that are indicated by filling out our registration form (registration form below). Please Bring Your Own Beverages of choice.

Optional Weekend Activities include:
- morning bird walks
- wildlife tracking workshops with wildlife tracking experts
- a hike to the "Green Fire" site where Aldo Leopold had his epiphany about wolves
- hikes on the Paseo del Lobo trail
- Evening talks by a wolf conservationists and biologists

Sorry, no dogs are allowed (besides service dogs) to join us at the campground or on the activities at the Big Lake Campout Weekend. We are huge fans of companion dogs, but because we will be camping and hiking in areas occupied by Mexican wolf packs and other wildlife, we want to minimize our disturbance to the wolves and their new pups. Thank you for your understanding!

Please check back to this site for more information and event details as they are updated. Please contact Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (928) 202-1325 if you have any questions.

Please note that camp sites spots and meals will only be provided to those people who register! The registration form will close on July 5, 2015 or once we reach capacity at the group campground, whichever comes first.
Thank you!


 Many thanks to these sponsors for helping to support the Big Lake Howliday weekend!

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Please contact Emily at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would be interested in helping to sponsor this great campout!

Echo - The Grand Canyon Wolf t-shirt

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Limited Time Only!Echo - The Grand Canyon Wolf t-shirt
Order online at teespring.com/echo-the-grand-canyon-wolf.
Only Available to order now through April 22, 2015!

Available for order and shipping in the U.S. and International.
Payments accepted by credit card or PayPal.

This limited edition Echo – The Grand Canyon wolf t-shirt is a tribute to the life of a female wolf, named Echo, who was the first wolf known to return to the North Rim area of the Grand Canyon in over 70 years in the fall of 2014. Her life was tragically ended by a hunter's bullet in Utah on December 28, 2014.

Artist Mary Lou Richardson of Water on Stone Productions created this design when she first learned that a northern gray wolf had been spotted in The Grand Canyon. She is sharing it with us to honor Echo's vibrant life and times. (You can visit their shop at www.h2oonstone.com.)

May Echo's memory live on!

Echo tshirt collage

This t-shirt design is available in a basic tee, v-neck tee, womens fitted v-neck tee, long-sleeve, and a unisex tank top. See style and color choices pictured above. Prices range from $20 to $28 depending on the style. See the sizes available for each style shirt on teespring.com/echo-the-grand-canyon-wolf. T-shirt orders will be printed after the Teespring campaign ends on April 22, 2015. T-shirts purchased during the campaign will be shipped out within two to three weeks after April 22nd.

This t-shirt is not available for order through our Lobo Marketplace and will not be kept in stock by the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project after the Teespring campaign ends on April 22, 2015. Please order your t-shirt directly through teespring.com/echo-the-grand-canyon-wolf today!

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