New Year's Eve - Reminiscing on 2011...
It's always a time to reflect on the year gone by when the calendar turns to December 31st. This was a good year in the bigfoot world. A few very memorable occasions - The Sasquatch Summit (a Tribute to John Green) in April and a return to Bluff Creek with Bob Gimlin in August for Finding Bigfoot. A few very memorable outings in the Sierras and the Bluff Creek area. And a few very memorable gatherings (and conferences) - both in Oregon in June and September.
More importantly, the music continued to be performed. This was more of a performance year. There was even a chance for a couple of the songs to be heard on a popular television show, but 'twas not to be. No, the music was heard at a few campfires and conferences in 2011. And it all started with the John Green tribute in Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. I must tell Mary Anne & David that I finally acquired a good ukulele, too, in the Fall! Now, I'm translating a few of the songs to the "island groove" - and learning a whole new set of chords.
Well, let's take a stroll down Memory Lane 2011. I hope you all enjoyed a good year gone by - and wish you the very best in 2012! May our paths cross at a roaring campfire in a bigfoot forest...and may there be a guitar in my hands! :-)
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!
(Taking in the local flavor at the Sasquatch Summit...)
(Guest of Honor, John Green, yours truly and special guest Al Hodgson at Sasquatch Summit.)
(the artist Sybilla Irwin and the original portrait collage she created to honor John Green.)
(John Bindernagel and Bob Gimlin.)
(a parting shot from the Sasquatch Summit - Alex, Tom 'n Lesley celebrate a successful tribute event.)
(High Sierra vista of Mammoth Pool Reservoir...a great weekend outing with Terry Smith in May.)
(the parting shot from this trip...great area we saw; no activity or bigfoot evidence to report but we did it.)
(Celebrating my big "round-number" birthday in the redwoods in late May...nice!)
(June 2011 - most of it was family fun in Florida and Southern California. This was a Friday night after-dinner performance at the Oregon Sasquatch Symposium. Man, was I tired! Woke up at 3:30 a.m. and drove here...Great gathering of bigfoot-seeking friends!)
(Oregon sasquatch research through the years with a few Californians. (L to R) Joe Beelart, Thom Powell, Guy Edwards, Henry Franzoni, Cliff Barackman, yours truly and Steven Streufert.)
(Guitar men: Ron Morehead, Thom Powell and me...there was a lot of good music this weekend at the campfire.)
(Good Rockin' Tonight! the group in the meeting hall after a rockin' fun sing-a-long session... better than karaoke!)
(Group at Ike's Pizza on the way home... with Gene, Toby, Robert and Jerry.)
(Fox News, Channel 40 from Sacramento, CA asked me to join them for a follow-up investigation to an October 2010 sighting and then a night out call blasting with Bob and Kathy Strain in the Sierras. Roweena and Howard were great!)
(a great outing in the Sierras later in July with Bob and Kathy, Jerry Hein, Daniel Falconer and David Osborne.)
(the coolest summer scene in the Sierras...Pinecrest Lake. We came to dunk in the frigid waters on a very hot day...and take in the crazy beach scene, too!)
(a classic campfire shot...striding like "Patty" with my guitar.)
(Bluff Creek overlook...August with Terry Smith - and Brian joined us, too. This was all before going to pick up Bob Gimlin for the Finding Bigfoot shoot.)
Let's call this Part 1 of the year in review.
Still to come: Bob G. returns to Bluff Creek; Beachfoot at the Oregon Coast in September; and a few more photos from the road last year.