I just read that the wolverine is being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Also, that Colorado's high elevation forests could be ideal habitat for reintroduction. Currently, only one male is known to inhabit Colorado after wandering 500 miles from Wyoming.
Last year I saw a set of fresh tracks in the mud at the beginning of Westwater canyon, about three miles down from the boat ramp. Our other raft was ahead of me so I didn't stop but noticed that the prints were large and the stride was a couple feet long, I was thinking a smaller bear perhaps and caught the other raft thinking they might have seen it. Instead, they were discussing a sighting from an earlier trip in the same area of an animal they knew was definitely not a bear. My friend said it was dark brown, stocky, with a bushy tail, a couple feet at the shoulder, with a small head and a long snout it kept low to the ground. From his description, I was thinking wolverine and emailed him a photo when I got home. He said, "Maybe!". So I'm wondering if anyone else has seen anything above Wild Horse rapid around mile 125 that could shed some light on this mystery. It seems very unlikely it could have been a wolverine.