In Pursuit of a Legend: 72 Days in California Bigfoot Country

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Backpacking into the heart of California Bigfoot Country, a wildland firefighter and a struggling writer seek evidence of the legendary Bigfoot. They hope to solve the mystery-for themselves if for no one else. An early track find of 21-inch footprints offers as much intrigue as it does doubt. Are they even prepared to believe in the creature that may have left the tracks? And what to make of grunts late into the night and rocks being smashed together? This is their true story unlike any other. It is a side of ...
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Overview

Backpacking into the heart of California Bigfoot Country, a wildland firefighter and a struggling writer seek evidence of the legendary Bigfoot. They hope to solve the mystery-for themselves if for no one else. An early track find of 21-inch footprints offers as much intrigue as it does doubt. Are they even prepared to believe in the creature that may have left the tracks? And what to make of grunts late into the night and rocks being smashed together? This is their true story unlike any other. It is a side of nature-and mankind-unknown to all but a very few.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781587364228
  • Publisher: Wheatmark
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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The sticky heat, the intensity of the high-altitude sun as morning waned toward noon, the circling shadows, and the smell of pine and snow melt on the earth were the sensations that affirmed our endeavor was very real now. It was as if there was some gradient I'd passed through, culminating in just this moment when my foot came in contact with this piece of wild earth. Only two nights before, our whole proposal still seemed unreal. But after loading the truck in the morning, driving deep into the mountains, farther from the familiar, the actuality of it churned closer by the degree. To think that it had all come about on a whim. JT and I had been over at our buddy Walter's house, channel surfing after a football game, when we came across a program about Bigfoot, whether the footage shot by Roger Patterson was real or a hoax, when I announced I was going to look for the creature myself. I didn't realize it immediately, but the larger question I was asking myself was if there was any mystery left in the world, any wonder, any unknowns. There seemed to be no room for such things anymore.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2005

    Good Book

    Good story, really explores the human side of our nature and how we carelessly destroy our environment while capturing a myth of an elusive creature. Good read and thumbs up to T. A. Wilson on his accomplishment!

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