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On 4/16/2021 at 8:37 AM, BC witness said:

Hello there, mooseman. We've been chatting recently on Sasquatch BC (I'm Sawone over there), so it's nice to see you over here, too.

 I only post occasionally these days. If I don't respond right away, or ever, it's just because I'm not really into the internet these days. 

 

Cheers, Moose

 

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Went to Priest Lake friday. Anchored off of Eightmile island. Beautiful lake! Water was crystal clear and surface temp was 78 degrees.

 

Got to try out my new Minelab. Found an old broken dock with lots of nails and bolts. Ring was a joke. Eventually found dimensional lumber at the bottom too. 
 

Didnt get rocks thrown at us from shore! Pretty quiet if biggie was trying to get cool. I threw the 460 Rowland in for good measure.

 

BBQ tomahawk steaks that night for dinner. Some of the best I had ever eaten!

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Looks like a wonderful day out, norseman, and  a great way to beat the heat!

 

I spent Saturday and this morning doing Dad stuff, driving a Uhaul from one town to another, helping my youngest son move to a new location, but I got to feed my need for the tall timber this afternoon, with a trip to Tamihi Creek, a tributary of the Chilliwack River that runs along the US border for much of its length. The weather has moderated here the last few days, so the temp stayed below 30C, which was very nice for a change. The recent very hot weather has really kicked the high mountain snow melt into gear, and the creek was a rushing torrent in the places where it was visible from the old narrow logging road.

 

Most of the roughly 20 km length of the road runs through varying ages of second growth timber, restricting the view, but the last few km had been logged in the last 5 years or so, opening up the view of the Border Peaks, a number of craggy ridges straddling the international border. The mountain on the US side has a glacier at the top, with huge avalanche chutes running down to the creek, and a very impressive cornice at the top of the glacier. The US side of the creek appears to be old growth forest, as access from the south side of that ridge, to the north face that I could see, would be very difficult. In a couple of my photos, you can see the line cut through the timber that defines the 49th parallel.

 

There were numerous deer tracks in some places, and a nice blacktail doe crossed the road in front of me, too quickly for me to catch a pic. I also saw several impressive bear scat piles, and spoke to a dirt biker near the end of the trail who had been there last weekend, and saw what he described as the biggest black bear he'd ever seen. When he saw it on the road, he stopped, and it turned toward him, rose on it's hind legs, and popped its jaw at him, so he did a quick u-turn, and got out of there!

 

 

 

 

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Heading out to the woods tomorrow with my girlfriend in the Honda Pioneer to do some searching for sign.  Weather supposed to be perfect.  Going to Moscow mountain, which is the site of a sighting that made the "Finding Bigfoot" show.

 

It's also where me and my buddies would go to party back in high school.  Memorable spots known as "Pond 9", "Rock Group", "Lookout", and "Cedar Grove".

 

Can't tell my girlfriend about all the memories of those places, lol.  

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My son and I are gonna go hit Dworshak this weekend!

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5 hours ago, norseman said:

My son and I are gonna go hit Dworshak this weekend!

My son and I are also going to Dworshak this weekend.  He and his girlfriend are coming over from Seattle with their kayaks on Saturday.  We'll be heading down to the family cabin at Freeman Creek on Sunday to take his kayaks and my little pontoon raft out.  Probably paddle back into where Freeman creek comes in.

 

Or, dad might decide to launch his 26' Carver cabin cruiser.  If you see this rig; that's us.  That's also Freeman Creek boat launch at Dworshak.

 

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Norse and PNW --  the two of you have absolutely gorgeous areas to explore.  It looks like an outdoorperson's dream come true. Kudos to both of you!!

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11 hours ago, PNWexplorer said:

My son and I are also going to Dworshak this weekend.  He and his girlfriend are coming over from Seattle with their kayaks on Saturday.  We'll be heading down to the family cabin at Freeman Creek on Sunday to take his kayaks and my little pontoon raft out.  Probably paddle back into where Freeman creek comes in.

 

Or, dad might decide to launch his 26' Carver cabin cruiser.  If you see this rig; that's us.  That's also Freeman Creek boat launch at Dworshak.

 

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I’ve got a red 20 ft weldcraft jet boat. Gonna go down to grand dads bridge I think to put in! Maybe see you there bud!

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Bad day.

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My outing today was of the social variety, rather than research, but it was great to get out and be with other local researchers, after almost a year and a half of varying levels of restrictions on gatherings. We met at a small park in the mountains near Chilliwack, B.C. at about noon, and spent the whole afternoon enjoying good food and catching up on our efforts over the last year. The weather was perfect, with the heat wave moderating and the fire smoke easing for the day due to a refreshing breeze through the old cedars that shaded us.

 

Besides myself, other BFF members there included MagniAesir, Grandcherokee, and Thomas Steenburg, as well as a few interested parties who are not on BFF. One of those is Darcy, who has been working on a full size Sasquatch sculpture in styrofoam, which got knocked over by a curious young lad of about 6 or 7, but only suffered minor damage.

 

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On 7/10/2021 at 9:46 PM, JustCurious said:

WTH, you really did a number on that tire!!!


You leave pavement at Clarkia Idaho. It was dark when we got there. The road is gravel but it’s good road. It’s the main haul road for the loggers. It had been oiled. But it was strewn with brackets and tools and everything under the sun that would rattle off a log truck or a crummie. We stopped for a pee break 16 miles in and always do a walk around.

 

I found out my front axle is 13/16 lug nuts and my rear axle is 3/4.... problem. My lug wrench didn’t fit rear axle. So in the morn I drove out and got a spare rim and tire, and a 1/2 drive socket set. Once we had her back on her feet, we decided discretion was the better part of valor and turned around and went back to St. Maries. And got the original replaced there. We put in the St. Joe river to kill some time. The boat traffic was unreal on the south end of lake Coeur d Alene. Yesterday we fished the Pend Oreille river and slayed a bunch of small mouth bass. 
 

We will try the expedition again but only after I put new rubber all the way around the boat trailer.😬

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I ended up going a couple of miles on open water on my pontoon boat, which is a lot of freakin' work.  My son and his girlfriend had kayaks and left me far behind in a short time.  They wanted to get to a swim dock that was supposedly less than a mile away.  It was further.  So, after they were about a mile ahead of me, I just pulled onto a neat little beach with some cool quartz formations and drank beer and poked around.

 

Water was like a bathtub and it wasn't too hot at 91 degrees.

 

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It's been a few weeks since I've been out in the field.  Relatives visiting, and staying, and the weather has been so wet this past month I can't remember a year quite like it.  Creeks are flowing and ponds filled to the brink. It was overcast today and I spend most of the day poking around water and looking for prints.  There was a small print, with toes, but not sure what it was.

 

I placed a trail cam near where a pond below fed out to a creek. We'll see what, if anything, it produces.

 

If you look at the pictures below, you can see that 10' inside the treeline it is dark and another world altogether.

 

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I’m off tomorrow to scout for Elk around Packwood!

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