Date:August 10, 2014
Lewis county, WA
Nearest town: Cougar
Nearest road: NF 1823
Conditions: Clear, warm
Time: early morning
Location: Go to Blue Lake trail head near the south side of MT. ST. Helens. Hike to blue lake. I was camped in the trees near the lake just off the trail.
Description of event: I went to bed as the sun went down, I don't use a tent because they are too heavy. So I was under a bug shelter under a full moon on a clear night. Very good night vision. I fell right to sleep but around 1 o'clock I heard a howl/scream and I knew exactly what it was, I just knew. It sounded fairly close, maybe a 1/4 mile or less. It sounded clear as a bell. I knew it was a Sasquatch. I was scared but not panicked, not ready to pack up and leave, I hoped it didn't scream again but about ten minutes later it did, farther away this time. Maybe a 1/4 mile farther away.
I slept with my pistol on my chest that night. I did sleep, but not well. The next morning I was so tired I just packed up and went home. I solo camp all the time and have never heard anything except a bear one night. This was pretty cool.
record updated:2014-08-12 20:14:36