The word “squatchin'” means trekking off into the field to look for signs of Sasquatch. For the first time, Pam and I, and our friend Bill, decided to hike up the mountain from our cabin where we think the Sasquatches are headed to look for signs. Did we find any? Maybe.
We first followed the creek that runs by the cabin, and we found all kinds of tree bends and tree structures. But the problem with those is trying to determine if they could have simply fallen or bent that way, or needed to be placed that way by some intelligent being.
It is thought that Sasquatch mark trails by bending over or breaking saplings and pinning the ends down with sticks and logs. In a forest with hundreds of vertical trees, a bent sapling stands out.
Especially when it is hard to imagine that nature pinned the end down.
Perhaps the most exciting for me was finding a huge footprint in the leafy forest floor, fully eighteen inches long. I know it is hard to see in this photo below, but the heel is to the left, and the toes are to the right.
Giant poop. Sasquatch or bear. We found lots of it.
Me, looking exhausted from the climb.
But the view from the top was spectacular.
This is a good example of a tree bend made by something other than nature. The tree on the right is bent over and pinning the tree from the left, but the tree on the right is itself pinned by a log.
Yet another tree bend.
While I think we found evidence of Sasquatch, it doesn't mean anything. Why? Pam and I already know that Sasquatch exist and are around us. Finding more evidence doesn't mean anything. But it was a beautiful day to go for a hike in the woods, and there were no bugs. A wonderful day.