I hope everyone is having a great Sunday so far…it’s a beautiful morning here, I’m still zonked from an evening investigation inside the Black Hut. The Black Hut lands are steeped in Native American history, in fact, there is still a wigwam there to find.
It was a known stop for the natives on their travels to fish, hunt and rest . While we were roaming around out there, we were talking about how the natives used to bend the young saplings so the trees would grow crooked and then they could be used for navigation, spiritual or for finding resources such as water out there.
The hut gets pretty dense so I use the trees there to navigate. GPS can fail in forests like this one and maps can be lost, it’s great to have another way to get back. One thing they did that we often associate as a Sasquatch structure now, was bend the young trees into an arch, pin them tight into the ground then cover them with hide or other materials to use as shelter. Like bigfoot now, all they had was nature as a resource for materials. Could a Sasquatch travel with a type of hide to make a quick shelter to sleep himself? He’s thought of being a nomad roaming here and there, could he carry that with him as well?
The Native Americans spoke of his existence, we know they lived around them, so could Bigfoot himself still use all those same methods today? Bending branches into arches for shelter, curving trees for navigation?
Most of us see a lot of things in the forest that look odd and unnatural that had to be down by a living being not an act of nature, and he may be a likely reason for most of it.
There is a Tree Marker society out there that have marked where most of the trees that still exist have been altered by the natives. If you contact them I’m sure they can help you locate a few of the historical ones in your area. I have been lucky to see a few and as I wrote above, I do use them for navigation myself as well. Always pay attention to what’s around you and get to know your surroundings when you’re out there. Look at those trees pick a few to guide you back one day. It may save your life one day. I like to joke a bit I know, but out there on the days I’m far in there, I am very serious and always aware of my surroundings…
I love walking where I know the natives did, and where Bigfoot may roam now, you’re walking through history out there. When you see those rock walls you know someone was living here and working the land. It fascinates me, never gets old. Stop for a second when you’re out there, imagine what life must have been like for the natives and settlers alike. But most of all enjoy your time out there, never be disappointed you didn’t find Bigfoot, you may find something else amazing out there to share with us…