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Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project

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Paseo del Lobo (Path of the Wolf)

A Wolf Awareness Relay Hike in the path of natural dispersal from the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area to the Grand Canyon

  • Read about efforts to restore Mexican gray wolves by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Defenders of Wildlife, and the Paseo del Lobo relay hike on the Defenders of Wildlife blog.

    by Craig Miller, Southwest Representative

    One of the most interesting aspects of my job as Southwest Representative for Defenders of Wildlife is our collaborative work with the White Mountain Apache Tribe, focused on helping endangered Mexican gray wolves return to the landscape. What I’ve learned from working closely with tribal biologists, elders and Apache cowboys is that a much deeper connection between Apache people and the land is what drives their efforts to restore Mexican wolves, as well as Apache trout, Mexican spotted owls and the mountains, forests, lakes and streams that make up their home. In Apache, the word Shii ne’ means both mind and land — they are one and the same. To traditional Apaches, restoring wolves and taking care of the land is about much more than just preventing extinction or achieving sustainable use of resources. It is about restoring and maintaining harmony between mind and land.

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    These tribal lands are in the perfect place to help support Mexican wolf recovery by providing a vital link between two recovery areas.

    November 29, 2012
  • Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 52 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Smelling the Ponderosa Pine trees on the Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 54 (Photo by D. Lash)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 53 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 - We made it 400 miles to the South Rim! (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 54 (Photo by D. Lash)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 - The Final Section hike! (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Finale Party food (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 45 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 55 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Finale Party Food (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Party display (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Party Drinks - Thanks Flag Brew! (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Finale Party (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 54 (Photo by D. Lash)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 54 (Photo by D. Lash)
    Paseo del Lobo Finale Party Fun (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 51 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 49 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 50 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 49 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 50 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 49 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 49 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 47 & 48 bike ride (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 51 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 47 & 48 bike ride (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 50 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 47 & 48 bike ride (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 50 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 46 (Photo by K. Bordwell)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 51 (Photo by D. Jones)
    Volunteer hikers and bikers made the final leg of the Paseo del Lobo journey from north of the San Fransisco Peaks to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon this fall. While we only had the opportunity to see and experience a small slice of the vast wildlife coordinator that Mexican wolves might travel on the Paseo del Lobo trail, it is easy to imagine the wolves that once lived in this area years decades ago and could live here again with our help. There are a lot of beautiful landscapes in the Grand Canyon region that could benefit the long-term survival and recovery of the endangered Mexican wolf. We celebrated our journey with a finale party in Flagstaff on October 20th.
    November 11, 2012
  • Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by S. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by S. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by G. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by M. Sorum)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 42 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by A. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by A. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 41 bike ride (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by G. & M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40: Aspen regeneration enclosure sign after the Schultz Fire (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by G. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40: Aspen regeneration enclosure after the Schultz Fire (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 canine travelers (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by A. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by M. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by G. Markiewicz)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 elk herd (Photo by C. Davis)
    Castilleja miniata: Paseo del Lobo Section 44 (Photo by J. Robinson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 40 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 43 (Photo by G. & M. Markiewicz)
    Our journey on the Path of the Wolf has taken us through some beautiful high elevation forests in northern Arizona, just in time to see the Quaking Aspen trees turning golden yellow for the fall. Unfortunately, Aspen stands are sharply declining in Arizona and having trouble regenerating young trees due to overgrazing. If wolves were in this area, they could help move the elk herds around in order to give the young trees a better chance to grow. It is just one of the many ways wolves could help benefit the Grand Canyon region!
    October 8, 2012
  • The Paseo del Lobo outreach crew with our Alpine Pedaler driver (Photo by K. Hanson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo rides through Flagstaff on the Alpine Pedaler (Photo by K. Hanson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Talking about wolves in downtown Flagstaff (Photo by K. Hanson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride crosses through a highway underpass (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by R. Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 38 (Photo by R. Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 36 view from Anderson Mesa (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 38 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 36 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 38 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 36 view of Lake Mary (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 36 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 35 (Photo by K. Bordwell)
    Our wolf mascot dancing on the Alpine Pedaler in downtown Flagstaff (Photo by K. Hanson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 35 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by D. Grimmett)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by D. Grimmett)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 38 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by D. Grimmett)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by D. Grimmett)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by D. Grimmett)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 38 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by K. Bordwell)
    The Paseo del Lobo Alpine Pedaler crew at the end of our ride (Photo by K. Hanson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 34 (Photo by K. Bordwell)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 37 (Photo by S. Nichols-Young)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 39 bike ride (Photo by A. Larson)
    The Paseo del Lobo trail hikers and bikers traveled from Mormon Lake to Flagstaff. We have made it 3/4th of the journey to the South Rim. Only 100 miles left to go along the Path of the Wolf!
    October 2, 2012
  • Mogollon Rim (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo makes its way along the Arizona Trail (Photo by C. Davis)
    Amazing diversity of the forest understory: Paseo del Lobo (Photo by C. Davis)
    Ponderosa Pine forest of Arizona: Paseo del Lobo Section 33 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Hiking along the Arizona Trail, Section 33 (Photo by C. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo volunteers at the start of Section 33 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 32 (Photo by K. Crumbo)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 32 (Photo by K. Crumbo)
    Paseo del Lobo: Wolf advocate at the start of Section 32 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 32 (Photo by K. Crumbo)
    Herd of elk hanging out by Mormon Lake, AZ (Photo by N. Renn)
    Monsoon rains make muddy trails, Paseo del Lobo Section 31 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Smiling at the start of Section 31 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Just one of many elk seen along the Paseo del Lobo trail (Photo by N. Renn)
    Hiking along the Arizona Trail, Section 30 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 31 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Elk tracks along the trail: Section 30 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 31 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Yes, we are still in Arizona!  Paseo del Lobo Section 31 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo hiker at the start of Section 30 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Volunteers biking along the Arizona Trail, Section 28 (Photo by N. Reimers)
    Paseo del Lobo followed the General Crook Trail from Section 18 to 25 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Biking along the Arizona Trail, Section 28 (Photo by J. Davis)
    East Clear Creek, Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Biking along the Arizona Trail, Section 28 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo hikers on Section 29 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 28 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Wolf walkers at the start of Section 27 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Looking south from the Mogollon Rim (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Mountain bikers at the start of Section 28 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Biking along the Arizona Trail, Section 28 (Photo by N. Reimers)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 27 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Coyote, Mogollon Rim of the Paseo del Lobo (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Hikers at the start of Section 26 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    General Springs Cabin on the Arizona Trail (Photo by J. Davis)
    A view from the Mogollon Rim on Section 25 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 26 yellow composite flowers (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Paseo del Lobo enters the Coconino National Forest on Section 25 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Scat found on Section 26 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Evening view from the Mogollon Rim (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 26 view from the Mogollon Rim (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 25 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Osprey on its nest, Paseo del Lobo (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Hiking along the Mogollon Rim on Section 25 of the Paseo del Lobo (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 26 shadows and light (Photo by D. Sayre)
    A fenced-off area for Aspen regeneration along the Mogollon Rim  (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Elk bones (Photo by D. Sayre)
    An educational sign about the problems that come with ungulate overgrazing in a fenced Aspen enclosure (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 26 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Volunteers from Show Low at the start of Section 24 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 26 hikers make it to the Arizona Trail!  (Photo by D. Sayre)
    The Paseo del Lobo trail continues along the General Crook trail with beautiful vistas from the Mogollon Rim to the Arizona Trail as we journey north.  Arizona is home to the largest contiguous Ponderosa Pine forests in the world.  The high elevation forests provide good habitat for deer, elk, and their native predator missing from the system - the Mexican gray wolf.  An informational sign along the trail said that General George Crook was a Commander in the Millitary Department of Arizona in the 1870s who was also known as the "Gray Wolf" by the Apache people.
    September 9, 2012
  • by: Daniel Sayre, National Wolfwatcher Coalition's Southwest Regional Director

    Land and wildlife, intertwined and inseparable. A discussion of Mexican gray recovery cannot be complete without the understanding that the preservation of habitat is the key to the recovery of the species. How we manage land and its resources, how we manage species, and how we manage competing interests will ultimately decide the fate of wolves.

    August 20, 2012
  • Paseo del Lobo Section 22 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 22 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 22 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 23 with Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hikers (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 23 (Photo by R. Inman)
    Howling for wolves on the Paseo del Lobo Section 23 (Photo by R. Inman)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 23 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 21 (Photo by the Bosque High School Cross Country Camp students)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 20 with the Bosque High School (Photo by the Bosque High School Cross Country Camp students)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    Talking about Mexican wolf recovery and the Paseo del Lobo with the Bosque High School Cross Country Camp (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by G. Higa)
    Arizona treefrog visiting our camp in a thunderstorm (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 18 Monsoon rains rolling in (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 18 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 20 stretching with the Bosque High School Cross Country team members (Photo by the Bosque High School Cross Country Camp students)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 18 on the General Crook Trail  (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo: Cooper's hawk at camp (Photo by J. Davis)
    View from Paseo del Lobo Sections 14 - 17 bike ride (Photo by N. Lund)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 19 lobo following the General Crook Trail (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 13 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    The Bosque High School Cross Country Camp participants run like wolves on Sections 20 & 21 of the Paseo del Lobo (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo making tracks on Section 13 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    Enjoying lunch in the forest along the Mogollon Rim with the Bosque High School Cross Country Camp students (Photo by J. Davis)
    Muddy trail on the Paseo del Lobo Section 13 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 13 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    As the summer Monsoon rains kicked into full force, the Paseo del Lobo hikers, bikers, and runners traveled westward along the Mogollon Rim on the Sitgreaves National Forest.  Muddy trails and cloudy skies didn't slow us down though as we follow the Path of the Wolf to the Grand Canyon Region!  Frequent thunderstorms can provide a pleasant drop in temperature on warm days and a valuable source of water for the plants and animals of the high elevation forests of Arizona.
    August 15, 2012
  • Western Wood-Pewee: Paseo del Lobo Week Two (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 10 (Photo by Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hikers)
    Acorn Woodpecker, Paseo del Lobo Week Two (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 10 (Photo by Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hikers)
    Black-headed Grosbeak, Paseo del Lobo Week Two (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 10 (Photo by Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hikers)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 12 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 10 with the Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hiking group (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 11 (Photo by R. Inman)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 9 Bike Ride (Photo by J. Davis)
    Embodying the spirit of a wolf on its journey to the Grand Canyon region: Paseo del Lobo Section 10 (Photo by Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hikers)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 9 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Cliff Chipmunk Paseo del Lobo Week Two (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 8 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 12 (Photo by K. Melsted)
    Paseo del Lobo: Section 8 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo: Section 8 (Photo by K. Lappalainen)
    Fence Lizard, Paseo del Lobo Week Two (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo: Section 8 (Photo by K. Lappalainen)
    Paseo del Lobo: Section 8 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 12 Hike with members of the Pinetop-Lakeside TRACKS hiking group (Photo by K. Melsted)
    More photos from the Path of the Wolf trail, traveling west from the Sunrise area to Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ during the week of July 15 to 21, 2012.  Many thanks to the participants who have joined us for trail sections each day!

    July 28, 2012
  • Crown Dancers, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Tool making at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Making fry bread at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Trail ride near elk herd, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Having fun on the trail ride, Paseo del Lobo, July 13 - 15, 2012 (Photo by K. Lappalainen)
    Exploring the beautiful forests of the Sunrise area, Paseo del Lobo July 13 - 15, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Lesson in traditional medicine and plant uses, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Paseo del Lobo trail ride in the Sunrise area, July 13-15 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Making fry bread at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Kicker and Monti at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Elk herd, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Kicker: Apache warrior, story teller, and horseback trail guide, Paseo del Lobo, July 13, 2012 (Photo by R. Coyote)
    Tool making demonstration with Ivan at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Long-tailed Weasel at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Long-tailed Weasel at Sunrise Campground, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Trail ride, Paseo del Lobo July 13-15 (Photo by C. Miller)
    During the weekend of July 13 to 15, 2012, the Paseo del Lobo participants enjoyed a horseback trail ride, a variety of tribal cultural events and demonstrations, story tellers, and crown dancers in the Sunrise area of the Fort Apache Indiana Reservation with the White Mountain Apache Tribe.  It was a wonderful weekend of events and conversations around the fire at the Sunrise Campground, with amazing food provided by Wild Bill!  Many thanks to the tribe for their hospitality and for supporting the recovery of the Mexican wolves on their beautiful lands.

    July 24, 2012
  • Elk, Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Canine pup, Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Canine, Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Canine running, Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 5, July 12, 2012 (Photo by N. Renn)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 6, July 13, 2012 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo biodiversity, Section 6: July 13, 2012 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Section 6, Mt. Baldy Crossover Trail, July 13, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 6, July 13, 2012 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Paseo del Lobo West Fork of the Little Colorado River, Section 6: July 13, 2012 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Dusky Grouse: July 12, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 6, July 13, 2012 (Photo by M. E. Moreno)
    Paseo del Lobo on the Mt. Baldy Crossover trail, Section 6: July 13, 2012 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Section 6, Mt. Baldy Crossover trail, July 13, 2012 (Photo by E. Finner)
    Paseo del Lobo Section 6, July 13, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    July 12, 2012 Sighting along the trail (Photo by C. Miller)
    Section 5 Paseo del Lobo (Photo by C. Miller)
    Bones: July 12, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Paseo del Lobo trail walkers, Section 6: July 13, 2012 (Photo by D. Sayre)
    Mule deer: July 11, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    End of ride and back at camp, July 11, 2012 (Photo by M.E. Moreno)
    Lady Lobas on the Paseo del Lobo, July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    The Paseo del Lobo hiking crew at the Starting Point on July 8, 2012 (Photo by R. Coyote)
    Young Cottontail rabbit along the trail, July 9, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Section 4 Bike ride: July 11, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Fresh scat along the trail, July 9, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Section 4 Bike ride: July 11, 2012 (Photo by E. Nelson)
    Coyote in the meadow, July 9, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Ossorio)
    Coyote, July 9, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Horned Lizard, July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    Coyote hunting in the meadow for rodents. (Photo by C. Miller)
    July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    Arizona Treefrog, July 9, 2012 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Section 5: Big Lake to Mt. Baldy, July 12, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Photographing the wildlife along the trail.  Here is a beautiful little Arizona Treefrog. (Photo by C. Miller)
    Section 4 Wolf: July 11, 2012 (Photo by J. Davis)
    Where is the trail?  Lots of new vegetation growth and young Aspen trees regenerating after the Wallow Fire of 2011. (Photo by C. Miller)
    Wolf Women of the Trail: July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    Day Two on the Trail, July 9, 2012 (Photo by M.E. Moreno)
    Walking the Paseo del Lobo: July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    July 8, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Mule deer: July 11, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    July 8, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Three Forks area of the Apache National Forest, July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    July 8, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Section 4 Bike ride: July 11, 2012 (Photo by C. Miller)
    Walking for the Wolves, Section 3: July 10, 2012 (Photo by J. Wright)
    The Paseo del Lobo relay hike started on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from Alpine, AZ in the heart of the current Mexican wolf reintroduction area.  A happy crew of hikers started on the Path of the Wolf.  We will be adding more photos from the trail as the week progresses.

    July 11, 2012
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    Click on the photo to start a slideshow with slides of each section of the hike!

    July 7, 2012
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    MexicanWolves.org has a nice video channel on youTube. We are using a video from it here on the website to make sure all systems are go for Paseo del Lobo! But if you have a minute or five, check out their video channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MexicanWolves

    July 6, 2012
  • Help us make the Paseo del Lobo a success for Mexican wolves

    Become a Sponsor Today

    Please have a look at our downloadable pdf of this year's sponsorship letter from Emily Nelson, the Project Director of the campaign by clicking here.

    helpOur sponsorship form will be available online shortly, but you can contact Emily now if you would like to sponsor the event!

    Or, if you just want to donate a few dollars, you can do so via the paypal form at the bottom of any page on this website. Every transaction takes place in a secure environment at paypal's server, but you don't need a paypal account to complete the transaction. We have a wish-list below if you want to let us know which one of the items you would like to help us purchase. There is a note field on the paypal donation form.

    We also have a wish list if you would like to make a donation of one of the needed items.

    June 25, 2012
  • paseodelobo-flyer-thumbVolunteers needed to hike, bike, join trail support teams, or help with special events!

    Volunteers will be expected to serve as a positive spokesperson for Mexican wolf recovery, sharing your photographs and video experiences of the trail!

    We will provide participants with a detailed map of their section, overview maps of the area, GPS unit with the trail track loaded, a first aid kit, satellite phone (for emergency uses), a digital camera, and hand-held video camera.  We will meet hikers or bikers at the trail head each morning at 9 am (unless another start time is pre-arranged and confirmed) and volunteers will meet you at the end of the trail section each afternoon for a shuttle back to your personal vehicle at the trail head.

    Join Today
    Volunteer Registration -- Volunteer Release Form

    June 25, 2012

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