|About to hike into the desert, at the end of my street.|
I'm sorry to have been absent these past couple of years. My life has taken a few unexpected twists and turns, and needless to say, my squatching has been put on the back-burner for now.
Recently I just haven't had the opportunity to do anything bigfoot related in some time. Mainly, because now I find myself living in Mohave County, AZ. The desert has always been a special place for me, having lived in a few around the world, throughout my half century of life. I'm just a few miles from the Colorado River, and Laughlin, NV. In the photo above, there has been some sighting reports, just over that mountain range you can see in the distance, near Kingman, AZ. I hike quite often, a few miles into the desert, to do a little target shooting and to get some badly needed exercise. There would be so much food here for squatch, and the river is only about 4 miles from here... but the summer heat! Not yet technically summer, and it was still over 100f degrees outside, at 10pm, when I began to write this.
Another setback is that my good squatching buddy, I've mentioned before, "Woodrat," suffered a stroke in the summer of 2015. He lost quite a bit of mobility, though doing much better now. He's relocated out of the country, and now lives in Lima, Peru. He's living the expat life down there, surrounded by his wife's side of the family, and he's doing well. Just no squatching in Lima.
As for myself, I will probably be making my way toward Colorado soon, to be near my kids, who live out there with their mom. Time has passed too quickly. Logistics and new career paths are slowly coming along, and I hope to get out there soon. I know my son would love to get up into the Rockies with me to do some hiking.
The Sierras will always have a hold on me though. Of course, it's been where I'd concentrated my efforts for 6 years, while I was actively seeking the squatch. It's difficult to explain, though it might be easier to understand. I feel I've satisfied my need to constantly seek "the truth." I feel that I'm in a place, where I "KNOW" the truth about bigfoot. I started this as a journey to satisfy my childhood curiosity. Though I never had the chance to see one, I've experienced enough. I've heard first hand accounts, from incredibly credible people. I've seen enough, heard enough, and felt enough during my trips out into the field. They are real. No one can tell me otherwise. I'm at peace with it, and no longer feel the need to constantly invade their domain, searching for evidence of their existence.
Please don't get me wrong. I will, when given the opportunity, spend more time in the back-country, listening and observing, but it will be while I'm camping, hiking, hunting or fishing, and enjoying their home. It won't be me, going out to search for them. One thing I've taken from all this is that you will see them, when they allow you to. Either by accident, or on purpose. Actually stalking them with human ears, eyes and a camera, are a rather fruitless endeavor. We've had far more experiences in camp, sitting in the dark, no campfires, or by lying in our tents, just listening. Trying to track them down, and to see one.... hopeless. To see one is like hitting Powerball, and getting struck by lightning on the same day.That's my humble opinion.
For now, I will check back once in a while, if I get some news, or an interesting report. I do receive some interesting reports, but it's important for me to get an email confirmation, that it's OK for me to post the sightings here on the blog. Many times, I never hear back from the people who report it. many times, they just want my opinion, to validate what they believe they saw... sometimes, I don't think they write to share the info publicly, and that's totally understandable. This is why I always ask, before I post. I always omit key location info, mainly to keep the "hunters" away. So please keep this all in mind, if you send me anything.
I wrote more than I expected, with more detail than I planned on. I just wanted to make all aware that I'm still here, and that I'll post any pertinent news, when I receive any. Before I left Reno, I did have one last experience, near one of the ski resorts at the North end Tahoe. It was during an investigation with a witness, who had just had a sighting in that area. I captured some great audio, as a squatch was vocally interacting with a pack of coyotes. One of the best experiences I'd had to date. Hopefully I'll get up the motivation to edit the sound clip, and post a report on that exciting evening.
If you plan to venture out, and do some of your own investigating, please stay safe, responsible and respectful. (If you want need some safety tips, please feel free to write me.)