Here I go asking for help again…. (But I also do a lot of research on my own, and yes, I read all the relevant trip reports)
On a last-minute basis I’m thinking of going to CA for 6 days, starting in LA for literally 1 night to visit some old highschool friends before driving the next morning to Sequoia/Kings Canyon NP for 2 nights and then Point Reyes and the Tennessee Valley / San Francisco area for 2 nights.
So the main species of target here is the bobcat which somehow has eluded me for so many years, but based on trip reports, it’s almost guaranteed in the latter 2 locations.
So my question is really just about Sequoia – where should I stay inside the partk to increase my chances at finding martens, fishers or ringtails? I’m guessing fishers and ringtails are far far from likely, yet I know they do exist in the park. I know wolverines are extinct from the park, so I’m really just after the above 3 species, plus any weasels or the chance for a mountain lion which I saw once, but still haven’t photographed in the wild. Any tips would be extremely appreciated, AND – if anyone wants to join, please let me know! I’m thinking next Friday and Saturday nights at Sequoia then Sunday and Monday around San Francisco. I’d be down to do some night hiking with a nice maglight (I know ‘spotlighting’ from the road is not allowed, but does anyone care if I just hike trails with a flashlight?) or whatever other nocturnal activities that can increase my chances to find the interesting carnivores I’m after. I definitely read about 1 marten + 3 bobcats during 1/2hour drive after dark… That would be a NICE beginning 🙂
Thanks in advance everyone!