The Oregon Bigfoot Highway, by Joe Beelart and Cliff Olson
A 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. With sightings beginning in 1924 and track finds back to 1911, the 352 pages offer an abundance of action and suspense. The OBH contains 118 b&w photographs, 13 custom drawn maps, plentiful non-Bigfoot history, and nine detailed appendices. Published by Willamette City Press LLC, is available from Amazon.com and select stores at $19.99.
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. Thus there is little doubt this mountain highway is among the most beautiful in the nation and, a likely home for Our Barefoot Friends. So, find your imagination, open your mind, sit back and enjoy this remarkable book!
#1 U.S. county for Bigfoot reports is Clackamas County, home of The OBH
All reports from interviews and a handful of book and newspaper sources
GPS coordinates throughout for use with Google Earth!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS Born in 1947 Joe Beelart has a keen interest in history, and local Bigfoot lore. He has written several books and has spoken numerous times about Bigfoot. Born in 1932 Cliff Olson worked 39 years for Portland General Electric with the first 13 at a small PGE enclave in the heart of the south Mt. Hood National Forest. He found his first unmistakable Bigfoot track in 1957.