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Wow never seen so many people in the area, its become very popular. Guess I'll venture into less inhabited areas.  I thought this was!

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BC

If I was you I 'd be walking the ridges and staying. Chances are that you might find these creatures prints up on the ridges. For some reason I never had in the lower parts of the saddles. But ridges seem to be a better place to find sign.

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spent the past few days camping up on the east side of the Olympic National forest here are a few pictures

 

a couple from Mt Walker looking at Hood Canal

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he this is a blob Squatch taken at my campsite

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another of a wooden Squatch on a farm

 

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one more of some of the Olympic Mountains

 

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had a good time clamming and crabbing a little Bigfoot hunting.

 

 

 

 


a few more 

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notice just to the right of the trees a little off center you can see downtown Seattle, it is very hazy.

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Seattle on the left of trees in this shot from another vista looking north

 

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Thanks for the report and the great pics, daveedoe, that's what I love to see, scenes from others' outings. The mountains around Seattle are part of the same ranges that extend up to my area, so the general feel of the region is identical, and equally beautiful. I've been waiting on a deal to go through on a new-to-me 4x4 so I can get out to "my" area again, as my p/u is now doing duty as a work truck, and not easily unloaded of work gear to go trail bashing.

 

This coming Sat. is the Cryptid Society's picnic at Harrison Lake, so I hope to take a few hours to tour some of the endless logging road system there after the good food. ;-)

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Great pics daveedoe, +1.

 

Perhaps you should put a red circle around that Trunksquatch!

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What beautiful pictures Daveedoe. The view is so ...majestic. One of the many benefits of our research is that it gets us out there in the natural world. With the craziness of modern life , it is a vacation at all levels. Even if it only a few hours.

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My wife and I went up into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest today near Indian Heaven Wilderness. We went after some good Bigfoot food, well not just Bigfoot, bears and humans like em too. Well there is a lot of calories in them and I can smell the huckleberry pie cook'n in the oven right now. 

While we were picking the berries I was listening to my surroundings, I didn't hear anything but I did pick up on the smell of wildlife. I figured there might be a deer bed down near by and hoped I would not spook it to jumping up and startling me. I picked up the smell in several places. Being in the berry fields I always listen lots of bear signs (scat).post-3060-0-10771400-1408672924_thumb.jppost-3060-0-99404600-1408672941_thumb.jp

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My wife and I went back up into the GPNF today to pick more huckleberries. I did a little more looking around found disturbed soil that looked like a big stride of about five feet. I did not take a picture because it would not have showed much. I found another spot that looked like maybe a bear had been digging for grubs. I found a pile of scat, not sure of the creature that dropped it there.

Here are a few pictures of the berry fields and Mt St Helens background, a couple of the big silver or noble cones I have always thought a good food source for the Big guy. 

A couple novelty shots of Bigfoot, the one with the ice cream cone is in Stevenson Wa, the others are in North Bonneville Wa.

All in all was very quiet no birds, I did hear some ground squirrels in three locations around me and one call from a raven. We did get 2 more quarts of berries too.


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hello daveedoe,

Just gorgeous! Lovin' the "Bigfoots" too LOL. The ones at the trailshead must get folks thinking, eh?

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Another episode today. I was getting a serious case of cabin fever this past week, so I called up some of the group for a Labour Day foray into our "Area X". Yep, some of them were game to go, when I called a few days ago, but today, I couldn't reach a couple of them, and the 3rd was bagged from 2 days with no sleep, so I went to plan B, and called my oldest boy, Steve, who happened to have had his own sighting in our AO about 35 years ago. He was happy to get out in the woods with Dad for the day, so I loaded up the cooler, camera, and other "Squatchin" gear, and we hit the road. The roads have changed a lot in the 30 years since we spent a fair bit of time in that valley, with old logging roads deactivated, and new ones run to new areas, so it took us a while to locate the right one to get us to the spot we had stopped at all those years ago, where Steve had seen a huge black figure walk upright along the timberline at the top edge of a clearcut while I was tinkering with camping gear, and missed the creature. The clearcut now has almost mature 2nd growth timber on it, but we were at the same location, at least, and hiked a km down to the lakeshore below the road, and trekked along the shore, Steve on the West side, and I on the East, looking for tracks. All he saw was a lone deer trackway, and I came across several human shoe trails, even though the shore was quite wide, since the water level was down about 15' from maximum.

During the rest of the afternoon, we drove to the end of every branch of the road system, took several more hikes along old roads that were no longer passable, and spoke to a few other people we met out there, and saw no more tracks of anything, and no game animals at all. I think we've had that result often enough in this area during our outings this season, that it's safe to write it off for this year, and concentrate our efforts elsewhere.

 

I took some pics, but haven't down loaded from the camera yet, and it's late, so I'll get to that tomorrow.

 

Cheers

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Here are the photos I took on yesterday's outing:

 

#1 is the lake that was our objective for the day

 

#2 is one of the newest logging roads, with me going through a deactivation trench, wishing for a little more clearance under the Blazer

 

#3 low water - its about 8' vertical from the rocks to the water, and 7' up from the lowest rocks to high water line

 

#4 the creek outlet from the lake

 

#5 standing at the creek just below the lake

 

#6 a cave (den?) beside the creek. It's about 5' high, 15' wide, and about 15' back under that huge granite slab

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Thank you, BC for sharing your photos and break down.....any sign of use of the cave inside?  Seeing your pictures makes me yearn to return to that beautiful country....visited briefly years ago....and loved it then

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Beautiful pictures, BC. I'm envious. Don't get me wrong, I love my native area, too. Would you like me to post photos of acre upon acre of tall, mature corn? That's what I see, in the countryside.

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HairyWildMan, the cave was on the other side of the creek, which was a bit too wide to jump, and too deep to wade in runners, so no up close examination, but nothing looked den-like in there, as it was much easier to see across the creek into it than the camera shows. I think it's under water at high flow times, as well.

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