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PROVINCE: British Columbia
LOCATION DETAILS: Iron Mountain area, east of Merritt.
NEAREST TOWN: Merritt
NEAREST ROAD: Lily Lake Road, Mt Macinnis East Face
OBSERVED: footprint frozen in mud ,approx 3 in. longer and wider than size 10 hiking boot . found deer hunting in very remote area
OTHER STORIES: older brother involved in sighting inlate 60,s with cadet troop reported in one of john greene,s books
TIME AND CONDITIONS: daylight,old snow,frozen ground
ENVIRONMENT: pine and fir forest ,upper mountain ridges
Follow-up investigation report by BFRO Investigator Colleen McDonald:
I spoke with the witness May 14, 2007.
He is an avid hunter and outdoors man. He had walked into the woods in a remote area in the valley above Midday Creek hunting deer. They were working their way down some valleys and ravines. He saw one footprint that wasnít very clear then walked under a big tree and found a clear human-like five toed footprint frozen in the mud. It was longer and wider than his size 10 work boot. At another time during the first weekend of deer season they had set up their hunting camp in this remote area and had a rock thrown into their camp. Years earlier his brother had a sighting in the area that was reported in one of John Greenís books. The area is abundant with wildlife such as deer, bear and grouse. I found the witness to be very sincere and knowledgeable about the outdoors.
About BFRO Investigator Colleen McDonald:
Colleen McDonald has certificates from North Island College in Small Business Management and the Aquaculture Training Program. Her interests are hiking, fishing, photography, Archaeology and Paleontology.
Colleen attended the BFRO's 2006 BC Coastal Expedition, the 2007 Vancouver Island Expedition, 2008 BC Interior Expedition, 2008 BC Coastal Expedition, 2008 BC Vancouver Island Expedition, 2009 Vancouver Island South Expedition, 2010 BC Interior Expedition, 2010 Vancouver Island Expedition and the 2011 Vancouver Island Expedition