Friday, August 10, 2012 

Willow Creek - Hoopa Valley - Bluff Creek Photo Essay July 2012

Here are a few more of the photographs from our week up in bigfoot country...

Scott looking for that perfect forest photo on the ridgeline
above Bluff Creek

fare well Forest Road 12N13!
Bluff Creek Boulevard

Pearson's store, Weitchpec, California...
don't forget to stop here!
...just to see the Charles Bronson and Clint Eastwood photos.

Late afternoon view of the Klamath River
from the Hwy 96 bridge in Weitchpec

Confluence of the Trinity River (left) and the mighty Klamath...tough lighting.

Vista point view of Hoopa Valley as you enter it on Hwy 96 northbound.

Welcome to Willow Creek, California!
Jim McClarin's famous Ohmah statue
at the junction of Hwys. 299 & 96.

The bigfoot carving on the facade of the Willow Creek-China Flat Museum.

the "other" bigfoot statue in Willow Creek.

the "old" bigfoot mural on the gas station wall...

Duane Flatmo's "new" bigfoot  mural on the ACE hardware store along Hwy 299 in Willow Creek.

The Bigfoot Restaurant sign - formerly Cinnabar Sam's.
only the name has changed... same great meeting spot as it always was.

That's it for now.  The last segment of this journey involved our encounter with Bobcat Goldthwait and his independent movie crew.  They were in town at Bigfoot Books shooting interviews with Steven Streufert and Cliff Barackman.  Somehow we ended up at the Gambi Hill Cabins shooting an impromptu performance of my bigfoot song "Roger and Bob (Rode Out That Day)" - that was pretty cool on a hot day in Willow Creek!  Terry videotaped the whole thing while Scott and Todd captured it in photos. Ha! Yes, it would be great to be B-Roll in an independent bigfoot movie...we'll have to wait and see.

 Wednesday, August 08, 2012 

Interview Tonight on Bigfoot Field Reporter Show - 6:00 p.m. Pacific

(artwork copyright 2012 Rictor Riolo)

I will be the guest on tonight's
Bigfoot Field Reporter blog talk radio show
hosted by Sharon Lee and Rictor Riolo
from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Please join us if you can - that will be great!
You can also call in an listen by phone as well...

Here are the details:
(LINK to show page)


(Promotional poster for tonight's show - off the hook!
copyright 2012 Rictor Riolo)

on the Oregon Coast last year with Tim Cassidy and Sharon Lee

 Wednesday, August 01, 2012 

Sharing More Photos from a Week at Bluff Creek

Terry enjoys a quiet moment an empty Louse Camp.
View back down on Louse Camp - somewhere in the middle of all these tree covered mountains.

Here are some photos from our time traveling around the area.  One day we drove into Orleans, CA to get ice and that included a stop at the ranger station to chat with the folks there.  They had some interesting art in the lobby.  Then we went up Bluff Creek Road to Fish Lake. It's a beautiful location. Most interesting of all are the old bridges along these roads - not too many of them - but they were built in the Jerry Crew era of road construction into this national forest.

The confluence of Bluff Creek and the Klamath River along Hwy 96.

The Bigfoot Scenic Byway sign in Orleans, CA.

The bridge over Bluff Creek one mile from Louse Camp on Forest Road 12N13.
In 1967, a dozer bladed rough road ran along the creek from here upstream.
It's now an overgrown trace that we walk along to look for tracks.

Here's a view of the (paved) G-O Road.
What a joy to drive this uncompleted mountain highway.
Steep at times, I call it a 'brake burner'.

The Bluff Creek Road sign as you start up it off of Hwy 96.

a 1957 bridge on Bluff Creek Road on the way to Fish Lake.

Fish Lake - the view from the day use area.

another view of Fish Lake from one of the lakeside campsites.

Scott McClean at Fish Lake.  Nice in the shade - hot in the sun!

We drove back by way of Bluff Creek Road. 13N01.
Here's the junction sign on Onion Mountain.

Looking east from Onion Mountain over Bluff Creek.

Cliff's custom bigfoot hat.

The Munns Report - PG Film Site Survey Group at Louse Camp
(minus some individuals who had already departed).
July 27, 2012

Wildflowers in Laird Meadow.

Salmon in the Klamath River art in the Orleans Ranger Station lobby.

the original scenic byway poster - also in the ranger station lobby.

one of my 'faces in the flames' shots...
what do you see?

Scott, Todd, Terry & Tom...
a farewell to Louse Camp photo.

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