Where Bigfoot Walks is concerned less with the existence of Bigfoot than with the nature of human belief, particularly the need to believe that something beyond what we rationally know is "out there." Awarded a Guggenheim fellowship to investigate the legends of Sasquatch, Bob Pyle trekked into the wilderness of the Dark Divide, where he discovered a giant fossil footprint; searched out Indians who told him of an outcast tribe whose members had not evolved fully into humans; attended Sasquatch Daze, where he met scientists, hunters, and crackpots who devote their lives to Bigfoot; and realized that "these guys don't want to find Bigfoot - they want to be Bigfoot." A Smithsonian scientist insisted that "the possibility of a hoax to explain all the facts is even more remote than that of the animal existing"; even the Army Corps of Engineers said Bigfoot's existence was "not unlikely." The tabloid press provided corroborating evidence in reports such as "Bigfoot Baby Found in Watermelon:
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A search for the Pacific Northwest's fabled Bigfoot provides a jumping-off point for nature writer Robert Michael Pyle's lyrical ruminations on wilderness, isolation, and the occasional triumphs of mystery over so-called progress. Pyle's well-researched stomping ground is Washington State's Dark Divide in the Cascade Mountains--this rugged country of loggers and recreationists has been the scene for many sightings of the elusive man-beast. Pyle's route alternates between desolate clear-cuts and majestic ancient forests, between the inroads of civilization and the dark recesses of the wild. But never does the author get too caught up in proving anything to himself or the reader; this search for Bigfoot has as much to do with locating the wild nature within each of us as it does with finding a legend.About the Author :
Robert Michael Pyle is the author of fourteen books, including
Chasing Monarchs, Where Bigfoot Walks, and Wintergreen, which
won the John Burroughs Medal. A Yale-trained ecologist and a
Guggenheim Fellow, he is a full-time writer living in southwestern
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