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Another hiker afriad to confront the beast.
Where it says focal length 24mm is that referring to the amount of zoom he had on?
Digital compact cameras are fitted with lenses with short focal lengths to create 35mm equivalent field of views on their small sensor surfaces. Typically the sensor diagonal is 4 times smaller than the diameter of 35mm film. A 7mm lens fitted on such a camera will have the same field of view of a 7mm x 4 or 28mm lens on a 35mm film camera.
Right after I took the first shot it moved or stood up so I took another picture. It then moved towards the south, away from me. I then had to reajust because the wind was so strong. It was difficult to move because the snow was waist deep.
"He got out his camera (a Sony 3.2 mega pixel) and took a photo. As he was doing this the figure suddenly stood up and started moving."
"The witness ("RC") felt that he wasn’t in the best position for additional photos so he moved along the trail as far as he could move. He was in waist-deep snow. He noticed that it was much more difficult for him to move than the figure. The figure seem to step around easily in the snow.
He was able to shoot two additional photos before it disappeared out of sight over the top of the hill."
Originally posted by zoso28
One thing i keep thinking is why would the creature be on this summit. Is bigfoot interested in mountaineering? Does he have summit fever. Animals do not waste energy on things that do not sustain their existence. Doesn't look like there is alot to eat up there, get my point?
The photos are interesting. I see the first photo and it looks like a guy in a hooded coat. I too noticed what looks like tracks in the snow leading up to that crest, but the second photo has got me curious. I've done about six different adjustments to the light/contrast. I even tried enhanceing the object using Kodak EasyShare software. I find this particular photo interesting in that when the picture is enhanced and the contrast turned up you can see what looks like breast, an abdomn and a beard on the "animal". It was neat to see what looks like to me.... detail come out as I adjust the contrast and lighting in the picture. Is it a guy in a coat? I don't know. Is a Sasquatch? I don't know. Hell since Christmas is coming and this guy was on a mountain in the snow maybe it's the ........BUMBLE........come to get Rudolph!!! Comment by Scoobie Do.
I'm attaching a topo map here showing the summit. If this figure is a skier or snowboarder heading in a south / south west direction there are roads below. I agree the road to the summit is closer to the photographer. Just thought I'd point out this possibility.
Also, using the TOPO map program the distance between the two summits is approx 180 yards and the south summit is about 40' lower in elevation.
I don't know why the third picture isn't being made public. I'm not in the loop on this one. In fact, being an East Coast investigator, I'm not in very many loops.. But the original investigator is a friend. You can bank on what he said, though if it's possible the pictures could be reloaded into the camera, then that has to be taken into account too. Taking all we just discussed in this thread into account, I think the pics are legit, but I also think that without something more they'll always be just really good blobsquatches. Maybe the best! And that's something. But it's not proof of our quarry..
For what it's worth I'm from washougal wash. and have made many hikes to the same location as the picture was taken. From where the picture was taken to that ridge is about 100 to 130 yrds, maybe a little further. the distance between the two points is close enough todetermineif a person is male female clothing type and color what they are doing and things like that, like a lot of pictures unless your close or have a good camera things can be vauge. one thing however is in person standing there it is close enough to tell hair color or length. I acn't tell from the picture what it is but it's interesting. Another thing if the picture was taken on the 17th that was a thursdayand foot traffic up on those trails is for the most part nil.
Harry It takes me during the summer about 3 and a half to 4 hours to hike from the parking area to the top where the picture was taken. It can take longer during winter months due to slow down from snow shoes. It is a very steep up hill climb for the first 1.5 miles then mild climb for about the same distance, then fairly steep again for the final amount not sure on exact distance around 4to 4.5 miles one way. The weather that day not sure in my memory but will try to find out. That hilltop can have tremendous east winds and bad weather. That picture is taken looking south, if the camera was a little more to the photographers right Mt. hood would be in the background. Ican tell you today above 1500 ft. we got about 8+ inches of snow.