Shane from Blazer Shane's Blog My fishing adventures sent us this one. Here is what he had to say.
"Here in southern Oregon in the 70's people thought Bigfoot was real and decided to build a trap for him. Now, the the trap is still there and a dam and road were built not far from there. So back in march before i went fishing one day at Applegate reservoir I went on a short hike to see the Bigfoot trap. Its out of service now, i guess they used to put dead deer and stuff to try to lure Bigfoot in."
Thanks a ton Shane!
Here is some more info on the Bigfoot Trap.
The trap was built by the Eugene-based North American Wildlife Research Team with a special use permit. The group was attracted to the area after a miner named Perry Lovell found 18-inch human-like tracks in his garden near the Applegate River. The creature reportedly had a 6-foot stride.
They bolted the Bigfoot trap open in 1980 because they thought it was a safety concern to hikers in the area.
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If you ever want to go visit the Bigfoot trap here is where it's located.
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The Bigfoot trap is about 26 miles south of Medford Oregon. To reach it, take Highway 238 west to Ruch, then turn left on the Applegate Road to the Applegate Dam. Drive past the dam and the Hart-Tish Park entrance. Stop several hundred feet past the park at the Collings Mountain Trailhead on the right. It's marked by a sign, with a footprint insignia on it. After hiking about half a mile you will come to a fork in the trail at a dilapidated old shelter. The trap is about 200 feet up the trail on the left.
My Guess is that you won't have a Bigfoot sighting but who know you may see Bigfoot. Either way this would be cool to see in person.