The Pacific Crest Trail, Trinity Alps, California
I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to Canada, April 2nd through Oct. 11, 1977.
When I got in the
Trinity Alps, I feel I was followed for several hours by an animal.
I camped by a creek in the late afternoon and was cooking dinner on my small
Optimus stove. I heard what I thought was music in the distance and low
All night I could heard branches and limbs breaking on the main ridge above me a few hundred yards up the hill. Then, in the morning I crossed a small creek where there was some huge tracks sliding down into the creek itself and then up the other side. The only track that was clear was situated in the small sand bar. I hadn't seen anyone for three days before or three days after this on trail. There had been no signs of life; if this was a hoaxer, they sure worked hard to do pull it off - and at night?
Photos are of the creature's track and my foot next to track. Also a photograph of me taken in Hoopa, California where my folks met me for 4th of July, 1977.
The last photo (bottom
right) is of Rex William's cabin just North of the Feather River, - 6
miles north of the Feather River and the town of Belden, California on
the Pacific Crest Trail where Rex built this cabin on his gold claim in
the 1950's . He panned the creek each year for 6 months and had an outdoor
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