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Hi, you told me to keep you updated if I came across any signs of Bigfoot in the Ebbetts Pass area when you responded to my comment with the Woodfords sighting. Went hiking near Ebbetts Pass today April 1 2013 with my two young kids when we came across two separate Sasquatch prints. We went as far as we could till the road was blocked with two signs saying road closed. We turned around and parked just maybe 25 yards or so on the right hand side westbound off on a dirt road that went back 25 yards until there was a patch of snow.
We went over to XXXXXXX Creek to take a look as we were going to go up the canyon following the creek but saw an rock arch up on a peak with my binocular and decided to head there which was off to the left of the creek. Shortly heading up we came upon a patch of snow and saw the first large print in the snow. The snow was hard so the impression wasn't that deep but with a fresh dusting of snow, the print really stood out(without tape measure I was figuring the print to be at least 16 inches long and 7 inches wide). Unfortunately my little boy lost his balance and slid into the track and destroying it before I could get my measuring tape and camera out. The track was headed in the direction we were going, up the mountain.
When we got 2/3 of the way up this very steep mountainside, we found the second print in moist soil under the large pines. The print was going toward XXXXXXX Creek. My little girl was holding the tape measure for me while I took the photo. Where she is holding the tape measure would be the back of the heel and with the tip of the measure two inches away from the toes as she moved the tape measure towards her just as I was taking the photo. The size of the print is 17 inches long and almost 7 inches wide. If you look about three inches below the 13 inch mark, you should be able to see a dropping from a deer as there were a few of them. So it appears the Sasquatch was following a deer trail towards the creek. Just a few feet west of the foot print was the clearing to where you can see the rock arch in the photo.
We hiked up to the arch afterwards and went through the arch which was pretty awesome as it was like a little hidden fortress. In the back of that little fortress against the rock cliff was a tall narrow cave as we couldn't get to it, too risky. I took a photo of the arch looking through down to where we saw the footprint in the trees which you can see in the bottom of the photo. We named the arch Bigfoot Arch as it does look like a foot print. I had no idea that this rock arch was there as you can't see it from the road due to the tall trees. Also there is no trail anywhere in sight as we picked are way through the brush.In a follow-up email, he added:
There were Sasquatch prints on an old dirt road found back in 2005 in April by some mountain bikers in a canyon just east(1/2 a mile) from where we were just across from Silver Mountain City(old mining town from the 1800s). I'd hike that same canyon last week but didn't come across any signs of Sasquatch. I felt this was a great time to go searching for Sasquatch foot prints being that there is no one back on Hwy 4 due to it being closed. Today I didn't see a single vehicle all the way from Markleeville as we had the whole area to ourselves. I'm guessing we were probably several miles from the deer hunter sighting from last September off of Wolf Creek Road which is in the BFRO database.
Hi, I gave you the wrong date with the mountain bikers aho saw some track neaby by where we were. It was the year 2000, not 2005. The report number is 802 on the BFRO. The 2005 report was a man and woman hiking just over the mountain from where we were above Blue Lakes with the man seeing some tracks. I wish I had some casting material as I'm pretty new to actually looking for Bigfoot. I've always believed sasquatch existed due to the Patterson film but never gave it much thought to actually look for Bigfoot on my many backpacking trips in the trinities where I like to backpack since I was a young man. What got me interested in Bigfoot was hearing the writer who wrote Missing 411 talking on a radio show. I ordered his books Missing 411 along with The Hoopa Project which drove me to actually put my full attention looking for Sasquatch signs like today which panned out.I appreciate this gentleman for sharing his observations with us. I would like to note that I find him to be very credible. He works for a state agency and this is why his identity is being withheld.
.... Right now all the deer are hanging out on the west side of 395 in big herds. I would suspect Bigfoot hanging out in the mountain peaks above, as there was a deer kill along a creek that heads west over to Monitor Pass and beyond to where I was hiking today.
If you have anything you'd like to share with us, I'm always happy to hear from you.