Thank you for registering for Wildlife Tracking Basics with Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington. We are excited to meet you at Linne Doran, Wilderness Awareness School’s 40-acre campus.
This page contains information that you will need to prepare for this program. Please read it carefully.
If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Wilderness Awareness School at (425) 788-1301 or [email protected]; our office hours are 8:00-4:00, Monday through Friday.
We are looking forward to a fabulous course together!
Adult Program Manager
Mark Kang O’Higgins
Wildlife Tracking Basics
Saturday, May 14th; 9am-5pm
Sunday, May 15th; 9am-5pm
Please arrive by 8:45am and be prepared to start at 9am.
Where: A portion of the course will be at our campus, Linne Doran, which is located about fifteen minutes outside of Duvall in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. You can find a map and driving directions here. We will also be visiting great tracking spots in the nearby area. The instructors will guide you on where to meet as needed.
What to Expect:
We will be spending time outside in the woods as well as some covered structures. Be
prepared to dress in layers so that you can adjust easily. Expect that you may get
muddy and dirty!
- We’ll cover many essential topics including:
- Wildlife and their Biology
- How to learn the Art of Tracking
- Animal Track and Sign identification
- Track Measurements and Journaling
- Animal Gait/Movement patterns
As this program is about unplugging, we will ask people to turn off their devices during class time.
We ask all participants to stay home if they have signs or symptoms of Covid-19. Please see the following Dept. of Health Guidelines for an updated list of symptoms. All students are asked to quarantine or isolate if they have symptoms or a Covid exposure per the most up to date state and county guidelines. Please note that masks may be required OR may be optional. We will send an update about current health and safety requirements 2 weeks before the start date.
Our Linne Doran campus includes Cedar Lodge, our indoor classroom and meeting space, as well as several outdoor classrooms including a large yurt and our outdoor classroom. There are porta-potties on the property. Linne Doran has limited cell reception and no internet access.
Participants are welcome to camp on our property on Saturday evening. Accommodations are rustic: there are simple campsites, potable water, and firewood provided.
If you would like more modern accommodations, there are some Airbnb/VRBO type accommodations nearby, as well as a Tolt McDonald Park (20 minutes away) for large RV set-ups. We do not have space for RV’s or for campers that are larger than a standard pickup truck.
Food: Food is not provided for this course. Please bring a lunch and snack food for each day. We do not have any way for you to refrigerate or heat your food, so please plan accordingly. Instruction will end by 5pm on Saturday (or earlier depending on the class). If you choose to camp at Linne Doran overnight, you may cook dinner/breakfast on the property. Please bring your own stove and cooking vessels, as well as a cooler if needed. There are also great restaurants in town; your instructors can give you their recommendations.
Our Campus address:
20410 320th Ave NE
Duvall, WA 98019
GEAR PACKING LIST
Please bring the following items. This list is designed with your comfort and safety in mind, and
takes into account the variable weather possibilities in Western Washington.
- 2-Liters of water (Platypus, 1-liter bottles, etc.)
- Notebook and pen/pencil
- Daypack (to carry lunch, water, notebook, and extra layers)
- Clothing that can get dirty, etc. appropriate to the weather. This could include:
- Light weight pants and long-sleeved shirt (for bug/sun protection)
- T-shirt and shorts
- Synthetic long underwear top and bottom (not cotton)
- Wool or fleece pants (not cotton)
- 2 wool or fleece sweaters (not cotton)
- Rain jacket (or poncho) and rain pants
- Socks, including some that are not cotton
- Warm hat
- Appropriate footwear; bring two pairs, including one to tromp in the wet and mud