Monday, May 18, 2015

                        A Busy Week...

As the finishing touches are put on my latest book, Edges of Science, my life seems to be suddenly crazy for other reasons.  My lovely wife had a birthday, followed by another family gathering for Mother's Day two days later. We took advantage of a fantastic weather day between these two events to take a hike in some the 'squatchiest' terrain in the Clackamas Reiver drainage: Mt. Mitchell. It's a short (5 mile) round trip hike and not very steep.  The drive to the trailhead is a long hour on a rutted dirt road but the view is extraordianary.
Son Jack and wife Jane atop Mt. Mitchell
Tuesday I spoke at the local monthly meeting of the Portland chapter of Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).  They were curious as to any possible connection between the sasquatch phenomenon and the UFO phenomenon. This is a topic that I treat at length in my upcoming book.  Assistant director Keith Rowell has seen an advance copy of Edges of Science and he was eager to hear me present some of my findings to the group.

Wednesday I was back in the Clackamas River drainage, camped out as part of an episode of Finding Bigfoot that is being shot locally. A day later I led 120 eighth graders to the Columbia Gorge for a


Cliff checks in at my high-country camp
day long field trip to appreciate the hydopower, the migrating salmon, and the stunning scenery.

Students mug for the camera at Multnomah Falls
On Saturday, it, it was back to the Columbia Gorge, this time to Hood River for a day of follow-up shooting with the full cast of Finding Bigfoot.

Yours truly with the cast of Finding Bigfoot
Taping a scene with the cast of Finding Bigfoot
 Sunday had me at Guy Edward's Hopsquatch event at the Lucky Lab Brewpub in northwest Portland.  The occasion was the release of authors Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson's brand new book, The Oregon Bigfoot Highway.  This exciting new book presents the Clackamas River watershed (my home turf) and the highways that traverse it as a nexus of bigfoot activity.

Some may be dismayed to see a book published that reveals the secrets of one's home turf, but the truth is, it's public land and there is plenty of it.  I welcome the attention to the area.  Sasquatch aficionados are a non-consumptive group of forest users that deserve more recognition and visitor services, and Joe Beelart's book promotes the no-trace approach to camping and day-use that every national forest deserves. Good luck with your new book, Cliff and Joe!
Cliff and Joe present their new book, The Oregon Bigfoot Highway


5 comments:

  1. Very busy indeed! Can't wait to get a copy of the new book sometime!

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  2. So far I'm enjoying the book. Can't wait to get my flyrod handed to me by a Bigfoot backing me out of the woods. Great get together for the showing/signing. And, can't wait for Thom's next book.

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  3. So far I'm enjoying the book. Can't wait to get my flyrod handed to me by a Bigfoot backing me out of the woods. Great get together for the showing/signing. And, can't wait for Thom's next book.

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