Friday, March 26, 2010
Guest Editor-Blogger: Buck Hamilton
Regarding: comment below
I am very sadden by the comment left on this blog by a FS employee that my wife reported a pervert at Squaw Lake in 2008. Nothing could be further from the truth. As I wrote out in my report the FS man Scott, never said anything about a pervert. He did say that they had had other reports from the area of strange sighting of something they didn't understand.
He was the one that asked my wife if the creature was standing on two legs. He was the one to say the creature was a Bigfoot type thing not her. Since then we have stayed clear of there.We know it was a very large manlike animal that stared at my daughter and wife.
There was nobody other than us at the campground, nobody; and Im very angry that they would say otherwise.
Guest Editor-Blogger: Anonymous
Regarding: Sru Lake
Sru lake is not now and never has been closed; there are no gates or anything to keep people out. I just had someone tell me it is clear to Sru Lake so you can get there now. In fact every winter the area is not accessible due to snow but it is never closed.
Last year we took our dog up there in August and noticed a blue/green alge and reported it after that there were signs posted warning folks to stay out of the water along with animals etc. It came directly from the Oregon Health Dept. along with many other lakes in Oregon. As soon as the rain started and the lake cleared another test was done and the signes were taken down; again, it was never closed.
In 2008, a family reported a strange man at Sru Lake was watching their little girl. It was reported as a pervert. He could have been a big harry man to the little girl or her family but certainly it was not reported as a bigfoot sighting.
I have lived in Powers for more than 24 years and until I read this blog I had no idea that Sru Lake was seen as a bigfoot site. I have worked for the Forest Service for more than 13 years and still I have not heard of any of this until now. It was a big suprise to the Forest Service employees who have been here for over 20 years to read this also.
It's amazing how you can work and live in an area for many years and know nothing about this until you read about people who have stories to tell about our Forest.
If any readers of this blog are planning a trip to Sru Lake, please check weather conditions and be prepared....Linda Newton-Perry
Guest Editor-Blogger: Mary R
Bill Emery is currently in Jackson County with a film crew taping a show. I talked with him this morning by phone and he was not aware that any decisions had been made on the lake.
He did say "those bunch of pin heads up there are >>>>>>>>" The filming will be over this Sunday and he will be back to answer the questions.
One thing he said is no bigfoot has been harmed, killed or hunted to his knowledge. And he was up there last Sunday for a talk with a road watchman about the culverts over the cliff. He did also say he pulled 2 cars back on the road that day.
I know Bill and my brother would never remain silent or let anybody get away with harming the animal in anyway.
(Mary R. is Dale Saxton's daughter.) Mary since we've dedicated this blog to your father, if you have adventure stories to tell, please share....Linda Newton-Perry
Photo: Late Dale Saxton, Squaw Lake (now Sru Lake)
He labeled it "Bigfoot Kind of Night"
There are several comments in the comment section on Sru Lake and its opening. Please read and tell us what you think. ... Linda Newton-Perry
So many strong opinions. ... I must leave them in comments section, only: Since I, Linda Newton-Perry, have no way of knowing the truth of these matters.
Guest Editor-Blogger: Anonymous
Regarding Sru Lake, Road Conditions
As of tonight the area around Sru Lake is snowing hard. It snowed very hard last night also. The road cannot be accessed by 2 wheel drive as of now. The forecast is for more snow tonight and tomorrow. Anybody that travels the 3348 road should carry emergency equipment and shovels in case of getting stuck.
I will also state here and now that that lake IS NOT SAFE for the public to camp overnight.
March 25, 2010 9:54 PM