Date: , unknown
Hood River county, OR
Conditions: light rain
Description of event: Floyd Henderson had and interesting experience that he told the group about. Floyd said he was hiking from Polallie Camp to Surveyors Ridge, east of Mt. Hood, OR, on Zigzag Trail. He was alone at 10:30 AM and the trail was dusty, a light rain the night before smoothing and settling the dust. Animal tracks were common and there were no other human tracks. Game tracks were common, and Floyd, a naturalist-geologist, was studying them intently when he came across a single barefoot human track in the middle of the trail, as if it had crossed near a big tree (this is as he was descending. The track was not present on his way uphill). On up the trail he heard snaps of limbs and rustles of brush, and felt he was being watched. On his way back, 200 yards down the trail towards camp from the track, he noticed a heavy, sweet/sour odor. The track of the right footprint was 14 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide at the ball, and the big toe was about 2 1/2 inches long. The track was impressed about 3/8 ths of an inch into the dust. Tod Deery and Peter Byrne of the Bigfoot Research Project investigated the trail with the witness on the following Tuesday, but by that time the trail had been heavily trampled by other hikers.
Source: The Track Record #41
record updated:2002-07-09 00:00:00