by Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson
An exceptional travel book celebrating adventure and history along Oregon’s National Scenic Byway No. 5. The Oregon Bigfoot Highway (The OBH) is a collection of 31 Bigfoot sighting reports, 43 Bigfoot track finds, and 69 Bigfoot-related incidents in the wild forest of the upper Clackamas and Breitenbush Rivers less than 100 miles southwest of Portland, OR. With sightings beginning in 1924 and track finds back to 1911, the 335 pages offer plenty of action and suspense. Published by Willamette City Press, LLC, The OBH contains 118 b&w photographs, 13 custom-drawn maps, plentiful non-Bigfoot history, and nine detailed appendices. Available now in this softcover edition. The OBH either begins or ends at the Oregon mountain towns of Estacada or Detroit, each only about an hour’s drive from Portland or Salem. For 15 years, authors Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson and a loosely knit group of adventurers branded the Clackamas Sasquatchians have scouted the area and gathered seemingly genuine accounts relating to Bigfoot from persons of diverse professions, from loggers to lawyers. The compelling quality and similarity of these reports caused the authors to conclude that this is, indeed, The Oregon Bigfoot Highway. Travelers and explorers alike will find the 70 miles of The OBH, which coincides with the National Scenic Byway No. 5, to be a journey through ancient forests and regal mountains capped in the south by majestic Mt. Jefferson. Embedded in the area are five national wilderness areas collectively designated the Clackamas Wilderness. It also includes two reaches of National Wild and Scenic Rivers. There is little doubt this mountain highway is among the most beautiful in the nation and is a likely home for Our Barefoot Friends. So, find your imagination, open your mind, sit back and enjoy this remarkable book.
Originally published April 2015
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