This summer into early fall, all kinds of people will be joining the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project to hike or bike the Paseo del Lobo. The Paseo del Lobo relay hike covers a natural dispersal corridor for Mexican gray wolves to travel from the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area (where they are currently) to the South Rim of Grand Canyon (where they should be restored).
Paseo hikers recently enjoyed the hospitality of the White Mountain Apache tribe, which welcomed wolves onto its 1.67-million-acre reservation in Arizona adjoining the national forest. Participants got to see traditional dance and costumes, ride horseback through beautiful scenery that included elk and butterflies, and eat delicious food prepared by their hosts.
Daniel Sayre, the Southwest Regional Director for National Wolfwatcher Coalition, was there, and shared his photos, some of which appear on this page, with us.
Many more photos from this wonderful experience on the Paseo del Lobo can be viewed on the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project’s Facebook page.
The hike continues all summer and into early fall. You can still sign up to hike or bike a segment. Visit www.gcwolfrecovery.org for more information.
All photos courtesy of Daniel Sayre