Fishermen locate tracks along Roaring River file# 18469


Date:August , 1998
Clackamas county, OR
Nearest town:
Nearest road:
HWY 224
early afternoon
Approx 3 to 5 miles up from Roaring River Campground


Description of event: I had been told of a good fishing spot on the roaring river by a friend. My buddy and I left a car at the Roaring River Campground and drove up the Little North Fork Rd skirting the ridge above the river. we drove to the end and walked a trail down to the river ( about 1.5 miles. we figured we were 6-7 miles from the campground. We got to the river at about 9AM While walking down the river for about 4 or 5 hours fishing, my buddy and I came across a wide bend in the river.
fairly deep 15ft or so. there was a mud trail coming out of the water, as if we had scared someone or thing. When we arrived at the site, there was a trail of wet sand and footprints leaving the water and into heavy brush. We looked at the prints and were stunned at their length. they were a size 17-18.. two of the prints were extremely clear.. At the time we thought we were close to the campground , so we didn't think much of it. We didn't reach the campground till nearly dark, a few months later there was an article in the Oregonian by Phil Sanford " who wrote a column regularly, about a sighting by two women from Oregon City at the Roaring river campground area. I noticed a file on your site 01000 that was in almost the exact spot.

record updated:2014-06-10 15:42:25