DAVE: Things are looking up. Lots of fresh and old tracks every place one would expect if wolves are denning in area. Tonight we followed a wolf we think is a breeding female toward the den but lost her across a creek. But this could be a very good lead. Weather is great - but not the mosquitoes.
The researchers go from disappointment and uncertainty to optimism and renewed expectations! The fresh tracks are evidence that wolves are somewhere in the area, and the sighting of the single wolf, perhaps the mom, could be the first major clue that a pack is raising pups somewhere in this limitless landscape. But, where?