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|
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|
|Students mug for the camera at Multnomah Falls|
|Yours truly with the cast of Finding Bigfoot|
|Taping a scene with the cast of Finding Bigfoot|
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|