One Second After... a Journey Around Bluff Creek Country
NEW! VIDEO ON YOUTUBE FROM THIS TRIP!
"Rolling On Bluff Creek" on YouTube
(Bluff Creek near the historic Patterson-Gimlin Film site : overgrown and unrecognizable 43 years later.)
Well, it's actually been a week and a half after our trip to the Six Rivers National Forest near Bluff Creek, California, but the title of this blog is a veiled reference to a GREAT book by William Forstchen.
September's four hundred mile foray (each way) was shared with Jim Sorensen and Mike Greene. There's a couple of no-nonsense, rational men with a slightly cynical approach to "bigfoot research" - but cynical in a practical way. "Show me the video (or photo)" would aptly describe our common goal in this endeavor.
Mike obtained thermal imager video of a bipedal hominid in April 2009 in North Carolina. It is more likely than not a sasquatch that he had also seen the previous year through his thermal imager without being able to record the encounter.
Read all about it, all about Mike's sasquatch research and download the video at his website. Here's the link: Mike Greene's Bushloper.net website
Jim attended two bigfoot events that I organized and we were on two expeditions together prior to his Year of the Expedition in 2009. He attended dozens of - more than 40 - BFRO expeditions that year and came away with a wealth of experience and contacts in this field.
We spent 4 days out in the Bluff Creek area and two of them were dry. Nature sent the first substantial storm of the year through northern California that weekend and after 30 hours and 4 inches of precipitation, we opted to cut the trip short by one night.
We had no evident activity during our thorough survey of the area or around camp during our 3 night stay. We can report that all of the roads throughout the Bluff Creek area from Fish Lake to Onion Lake to Louse Camp to Cedar Camp and on around Lonesome Ridge have been graded and graveled this summer and are in great condition. Road work was also underway on the steep, 2 mile spur road down to the Patterson-Gimlin film site area along Bluff Creek. Heavy equipment stopped us 1/4 mile short of the creek just past the rock slide section of that road - that portion is still a hairy ride on rocks for 40 yards.
Enjoy a photo essay of our trip to the Bluff Creek area two weeks ago.
(overlooking the Bluff Creek drainage from Forest Road 12N13.)
(Fish Lake - still one of the best places to stay when you go to the area for the first time.)
(Onion Lake - one campsite near the little lake on Onion Mountain. This has been a favorite spot for many seeking a bigfoot experience late at night.)
(Mike on the bulldozer on the P-G film site road. Rumors abound as to why they are improving the roads in the area.)
(Mike and Jim along Bluff Creek.)
(Bluff Creek - view downstream from where we were.)
(Our camp at the headwaters of Blue Creek. Rain was in the forecast and we were ready for it.)