Every year we go to the Cascades to hike before the end of summer.This year we picked the Three Fingered Jack Wilderness to hike for 4 days.
Day one: We hiked up trail 44 to the falls. That night something came down from the opposite side of the ridge and made screaming and loud whistles all night after 2 am on three different occasions. We could not see where the sounds were coming from.
Day two: All day we felt that somebody was watching us from off trail.We would walk then hear brush snapping from off trail. That night we camped in an open meadow next to a small creek. Around 3 am we heard whooping and the sound of tree strikes from just off to the north. Again we could not see anything.
[Day three:] On day three we broke camp and followed an old game trail up the pass. It was on this trail my partner spotted these big manlike tracks. All together we found 11 tracks of something very heavy. The tracks were 17" by 6 3/4" with five toes on all the tracks.We did not see or hear the strange sounds of the first two nights again.
We told the ranger at the trail head what we'd saw and heard. She just shook her head.