In Central Washington, experiencing the outdoors is in our nature. We are committed to inspiring your love and appreciation for the natural world, but we also aim to help you protect and care for it, as well as stay safe as you explore it. We’re happy to help you discover your passion for the wilderness, learn how to navigate it safely, improve your on-trail experience, and lessen your impact on the places you love for adventurers of the present and future. In this blog: respect wildlife.
Central Washington is home to a large variety of wildlife, ranging from common critters like deer, elk, squirrels, goats, and marmots to more intimidating wildlife like bears, cougars, wolves, and moose. While viewing is encouraged, it is best to learn about wildlife through quiet observation. Do not disturb wildlife or plants just for a “better look.”
The most important thing to do when encountering wildlife on a hike – regardless of the animal – is to keep your distance. Never follow or approach an animal on trail.
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