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  1. Very interesting article, Pat, which displayed properly on my PC, BTW. JDL, Jane Auell's book, Clan of the Cave Bear, came to mind as soon as I saw that article, as well. I know that she spent years studying her subject matter, so I wonder if others were aware of the herbal medical knowledge of the Neanderthal long before the DNA study above?
  2. Got out again to the location of the Jan. 20th sighting near Sasquatch Park, with Thomas, Bill, and Jason, to have another look now that most of the snow has melted. We were able to locate the spot from where the witnesses saw the animal standing, and with Bill and Jason on the roadway in that spot , Thomas and I hiked up the hill to where they claimed the creature was located when they spotted it. Thomas had left a stake with a red survey tape at the creature's location when he did the initial investigation, so we knew we were back at the right point. Bill and Jason could see us quite clearly from the road, through the moss covered tree trunks, even though Thomas and I were both wearing camo outfits, but we only had to step a pace or 2 to either side to disappear from their view. We could still see very faint track impressions in the leafy understory, and found a bit of plaster debris from the cast making, but all definition was gone from the tracks after having 18" of snow fall on them and then melt away over the last few weeks. On Tuesday, Bill heard that one of his 4 wheeling buddies was up the East Harrison FSR at the same time we were at the nearby sighting location, and rolled his 4x4 down a steep embankment while manouvering around a bad mudhole. (See my picks a couple of posts above) Fortunately, his truck had a full rollcage, and stopped against a tree, so didn't go further down the mountain, and he escaped with nothing but a few bruises, though the truck is a write-off. I did take a dozen or so pics with my old Canon Powershot, but my new Windows 10 computer doesn't seem to want to communicate with the camera, so I can't post them till I get that sorted out, sorry.
  3. BigTW, it's good to be out and about again, believe me. The long recovery after last summer's surgery was harder for me to take mentally than physically, I think. I made my last visit to the wound clinic on Dec. 30th, so Jan. 1st brought me a New Year, my Birthday, and freedom from 3 times a week appointments for dressing changes, which was my biggest reason to celebrate! Our snow situation here has been very similar to what you describe
  4. You'd think so, davedoe, but that recent sighting took place in the week between our 2 biggest snow storms, and it was seen standing on a North facing slope, about 40 yards off the road, in deep timber, watching the witnesses, just standing and swaying, before fading back out of sight. The snow had mostly melted under the heavy tree canopy, and a trackway was found in the forest duff, and at least one track was cast. Steenburg's interview states that size and spacing of the tracks is convincing, but the needles and moss under the canopy didn't show much detail of the foot, other than general shape.
  5. I took My buddy Jim for a run up the east side of Harrison Lake today, to check out road conditions after the recent snow storms, and locate the recent sighting spot that Thomas had told me about. I won't go into details of the location, as Thomas has not yet published his interview with the witnesses, but there has been considerable snowfall since the sighting, so there was no sign of any tracks, new or old in that area. The main logging road was well plowed, though quite narrow, with high banks from the plowing in some sections, so meeting oncoming traffic was tricky, as both vehicles had to push the passenger side into the quite firm snowbank, and fold mirrors in to clear each other on the driver's side. Being the Family Day Holiday here in BC (Yes, we're a week out of sync with everyone else!!), we at least didn't have to contend with logging trucks today. We continued N on the main road as far as the Clear Creek hot springs turnoff, though the well plowed sections ended at Big Silver Creek logging camp. Along the way, we saw no tracks other than deer, coyote, and human in the heavy wet snowpack. It was late enough in the day to turn around and return to pavement, 35 km behind us, so we did just that. Our only wildlife encounter occurred between Cogburn Creek Camp and Bear Creek campsite, when we rounded a curve and startled a couple of big Blacktail does, who bolted into the timber so fast that neither of us got our cameras aimed for a shot. The rest of the run out was uneventful, but by the time we got back to pavement, you could hardly tell what colour my truck was! With the bright sun and snowy hills, it was a very pleasant day to be out in the back country of BC.
  6. The group of which I am a part share info freely within the group, but with hold names and exact location specifics from anything that we post/write on public media, for obvious reasons. Encounter reports are often posted in a blog or published in book form by our resident author, Thomas Steenburg. I sometimes describe outings here on the forum in the "Field Trips" thread, though I was sadly remiss in doing so this past year due to personal health issues, now resolved, so hopefully I'll post more this coming year, once we're dug out from all the unusually heavy snow we've had this late in the season. I also work with "BigfootHunter" in his tour company, Sasquatch Country Adventure Tours, sharing local sighting stories and general sasquatch lore with tourists who come to Harrison Hot Springs, which bills the area as "Sasquatch Country". Their reactions and comments all seem very positive, so we must be doing something right. Members of the group have been involved in a number of documentaries, TV shows, and published books, so we're not shy or secretive, but not glory hounds, either.
  7. What triggered my "encounter" was simply stopping my truck in plain view of one that was 150 yards away, downhill across a clearcut, by the side of a large creek. That action caused him/her to stand up from a crouch at the opposite creek bank, turning away from my truck, and hauling hairy butt up the other side of the creek across the clearcut on that side up to timberline and cover. I got the feeling that I had interrupted a pleasant afternoon's cool drink break, or maybe a productive crawfish feed. No "look backs", no pauses, just up the hillside and gone.
  8. Interesting thought. ^ There have been cultures throughout human history that honoured their dead family members by consuming their flesh shortly after death, thereby "absorbing" the ancestor's spirit.
  9. In addition to the feelings of both 1980squatch, and MIB, the only real surprise to me was the speed and ease with which the creature could traverse the very rugged and steep terrain where my definitive sighting took place.
  10. I can remember the year, season, and approximate time of day of each of my 3 incidents, and the locations, give or take a few hundred meters (yards), but not the exact dates. The area these occurred is actively logged, and the old clearcuts grow in, new ones are cut, old roads wash out, and new ones are built, so pinpointing events that happened over 35 years ago is problematic. In addition, the 2 that involved actual sightings were both at a comfortable enough distance that no feeling of personal danger was felt, thus no "searing" into the memory, as a traumatic event might produce.
  11. Hello, Hairy Man


    Now that I've been elected to the steering committee, I would like to know what is expected of me. Is there a thread somewhere that outlines the duties of steering committee members?



    BC witness

    1. Hairy Man

      Hairy Man

      Yes, check out the pinned items in the Round Table. Your main duty to to review and vote on items presented to the SC, which has become less and less now that the Forum has been around awhile.

    2. BC witness

      BC witness


      Thanks for your reply, I'll look into that tonight.

      Sorry for the late response, I was in hospital from the 8th through today.

  12. My only clear sighting, back about '79 or '80, was more a confirmation of the newspaper stories and books that I'd read in my youth, than a revelation of something that I'd never heard of, so it was not a paradigm shift in my world view, and I carried on with life as usual, running my business, raising a family, and occasionally mentioning my sighting to those I thought might be interested. It's only been in the last few years, since I "sort of" retired, that I've given any thought to finding further evidence of the existence of Sasquatch. I've been very fortunate in that regard to have met some of the best researchers in the field, who have let me join them in their efforts to investigate sightings and reports, as well as doing our own searching in an area that has a very long history of these stories, the Upper Fraser Valley/ Harrison Hot Springs region of BC. In a nutshell, my thought at the time of my sighting was "Wow, they really do exist!"
  13. You're talking my area here, so I know those roads well, though I haven't done either in about a decade. Both are doable in any truck/suv with decent clearance. A late model used compact or mid sized suv of almost any make will get you in and out of most of our logging/mining road systems, but my preference is for one that's a true 4x4, that is equipped with a 2 speed transfer case, rather than just "All Wheel Drive", due to our often very steep grades in the mountains. The "LO" range really eases the load on the motor and tranny when climbing those, especially if the surface is loose or very rough, and saves the brakes when descending those same hills. I can often idle down really gnarly grades in low range/low gear without even touching the brakes in my '05 Chev TrailBlazer. In mid size Suvs, there are lots of choices, but I found the Chev TrailBlazer/GMC Envoy family to be the best bang for the buck, with Dodge Durango a close second. As soon as you start looking at Jeep, Toyota, Nissan of similar age and mileage, the price seems to double or triple. If you want to talk further on this, PM me and we can exchange phone numbers.
  14. I usually get trimmed when my youngest boy (heavy equipment operator) visits. I buzz him with the #1, but make him use the #2 on my head fuzz, and the #3 on the beard. The TrailBlazer goes in the shop 8AM Tues for new tie rod ends and alignment, and hopefully the actuator replacement for the front axles, if that's all it needs. If they have to dig into the internals of the disconnect, it'll have to wait for more funds. 4X4 trucks are almost as big a money pit as boats, especially if they actually get used off road, which mine definitely does, just like yours.
  15. I"m glad to see you guys getting out there and enjoying the wild country. Great shots from you outing, Dave. No recent reports from me lately, as I had some very major surgery a month ago, and it looks like I'll be in recovery mode for at least another 6-8 weeks, and on top of that, my TrailBlazer is in need of repairs to the front drive disconnect, so no rough trails till that's looked after. One of our group is organizing a weeklong camp at the end of Oct., so I hope I'm ready to go for that, and will of course report here. I have cabin fever big time! BTW, Dave, it looks like you and I have the same hair stylist. ;-)