Missing 411: The Hunted
I met Dave through email, concerning a search and rescue I was involved with as a WA state, Chelan County Mt Rescue climber in 2003-04? around Aasgard pass near Leavenworth WA. Dave was looking for some details he had not found, from the Chelan County Sheriff's office, of which I told him anything I knew, which I didnt think important. I remember some details I said, did make his first book, which got me to buy it! Haha. Anyways, spending time in the deep wilderness, that is basically contiguous from Alaska to the deserts of Southern california, going East towards Montana and south, is a vast unending forest, only second to Siberia Russia. Having spent years in the vast, I can only wonder if another large fauna animal, with the rest of the animals, that made their way over Berengia, during the last interglacial period, was maybe a large primate? We know large primates lived in the relative neighborhood of Kamchatka, Russia, so...why couldn't something come over and STILL found a way to survive here? People forget...Grizzly bears, moose, bison,antelope,musk ox all survived. Obviously, a lot of the ice age animals did go extinct, but certainly a higher than normal, intelligent, primate, would have the ability to survive, if a Grizzly could. David has NEVER said he thinks these disappearances are the result of a bigfoot creature; but, given the isolated factors/qualifications, of these disappearances, one can only conclude, that at least some of them, could be the result of an unknown, North American Primate. My opinion, predator people, are the danger in the woods...serial killers in training, nutsos...take your pick...bring a sidearm, know how to use it and always go with a buddy (who has a sidearm). You'll probably come home. Also, I tell people, pay attention in the friggin woods! Don't space out. Keep a high level of situational awareness at all times! Enjoy yourself, but never completely relax. Remember, in the vast, YOU are your own police. There is no one to help you, so treat being in the woods, with a certain decorum of respect. Or don't...and become glorified in one of Dave's upcoming books. Your choice.