Photo: Linda Newton-Perry
Not Sru Lake but still a lake in Oregon
Guest Editor-Blogger: Charles JRegarding: Sru Lake, former Squaw Lake, Oregon
I have ran across this blog by accident. I was searching the Internet to see when the lakes in Oregon will be stocked with trout. Then I see this about bigfoot and Sru (Squaw) lake. In June of 2008, me and two friends camped at Squaw Lake In the Siskiyous. We are all very familiar with all the wildlife in that area. Anyway the first day we camped, there were the strangest [occurrences that] we've ever encountered.
The first night we heard a commotion on the mountain unlike anything we have ever experienced. A terrible scream covered the mountains from something up above us, then the sound of breaking tree limbs on trees. The whole area was devoid of wildlife and seemed dead. The next morning we were eating breakfast and all of a sudden a huge rock splashed into the lake. We didn't know what to make of that.
That night the screams and pounding of rocks together kept us up by the fire all night. Day two we quickly left the campground and went into Powers Oregon to get some grub for our next camp. Anyway we did not know about bigfoot problems there but suspected something very wrong. Now we all know just how lucky we were, not to see the maker of that terrible noise. Whatever made that noise was seemingly monstrous. Our next camp was at Agness with no problems.
Thank you for your experience. We hope you return to this blog....Linda Newton-Perry
Vernon Hensly has left a new comment on your post "We were ...lucky...not to see the maker of that te...":
I worked for USFS out of Powers from 1954 to 1987 and knew of many reports coming from the area of the USFS #3348. The USFS had a good size file on that lake and the surrounding area. Also, I was up there one time and saw where something had snapped smaller trees off near the lake. It does not surprise me that this lake is now shutdown. Of all the areas in the Siskiyou's I've traveled I have seen many unexplained prints and tree damage not from anything known to me near there and also over on the 5201 on Butler MT.
Yes I do remember the camping group up there. They were actually college students from OSU on a nature study. I'm very disheartened on what the forest service has become.Since the years I worked up at PRD their field staff has went from 39 to 5 maybe less now.
Good of you to comment. Thanks....Linda Newton-Perry