The Daily Grind
Bigfoot research is really not that glamorous. Most of it is long days, long hikes, hard physical work with little reward at great personal cost.
Until you have contact with a group of Bigfoot established, it is tedious work finding them and then getting them to accept you. Then little by little you collect evidence as it is presented to you.
It is difficult to find, they hide it well. I want you to see the other side of the equation and what it really takes to present you the evidence we have. For a 100 hours of work, you may get one piece of tangible evidence if your lucky.
And sometimes it comes in bunches, but mostly not at all. I will say this, we can only show you about 2-3% of what we have experienced. The rest we cannot prove, but living it was worth it none the less.
That’s what drives the soul and heart of a true Sasquatch researcher. The next great experience.
|Photo one is home sweet home for three days, where Dave Ottke and I spent from 4/29/2013 to 5/1/2013. I packed it all myself and set up the tent and my accommodation’s all by myself. Dave slept in his camper, so we each slept alone.
Photo 2 is the interior of my camping estate for the next three nights. 60 degrees during the day, 20’s at night for first two days. Freezing rain night three that turned in to snow on the day we are leaving.
Photo 3 is dinner by lantern light in my tent. It is less than 30 degrees outside. Cooking is hard, clean up is hard, everything is hard.
Photo 4 is what I woke up to on the day I had to leave. Beautiful, but difficult and cold and windy. Unfortunately, my forest friends do not help me take down camp. However, they did acknowledge I was leaving with wood knocks and calls. They like the snow.
Photo 5 checking the food plate before I left the area. They ate, but evidence is a big zero, which is the norm.
In photo one Jeff Yelek is pulling his camping equipment to his primary location in Northern Colorado. He used to be able to drive in, but the USFG or Forest Service gated his location shortly after he found it making access much more difficult.
He has since removed his Bigfoot stickers from his vehicle. We find this quite suspicious and quite ironic at the same time.
The second photo is from one of our Central Colorado locations. This area had been open access for 30+ years that I can remember. I used to camp there before I even started studying Bigfoot.
The first year we found this location suddenly a gate and this lock went up restricting access to foot traffic only clearly marked USFG.
Now in a way, it is good. These locked areas have created private sanctuaries for our friends to live, which we support. We know they are there. Others do not because of restricted access.
In my travels, I have found many Bigfoot family groups located behind Forest Service gates, where access is not prohibited, but now restricted from vehicle travel. We always ask them if access is permitted and it always is.
Logic tells me some one may know more than they are willing to admit or the coincidences are piling up. In my life, I have always leery of people when they get defensive when you bring up a topic, such as Bigfoot, like the Forest Service is these days. You be the judge, we are just the messenger.
As a final note, SIR does appreciate the huge areas of forest we have access to in Colorado and recognizes the many unsung hard working forest service personnel for their service and dedication. The decision to close areas is made by just a few at the top of the management list at USFG.
The people who put up the gates probably had no idea why, they just did their job. We understand this. Plus, a gate in the forest really doesn’t deter our friends from visiting us. They just have to come a little further.
Many of the forest rangers at the local level in Colorado are kind and helpful. No one in a position of real power has spoke about the Sasquatch since Theodore Roosevelt had his experience in Washington state long ago. Ironically, he is the one that protected so much of the lands we travel so frequently and love, making him in my eyes one of our greatest Presidents.
Thanks as always, Mike J