The photograph above is one of the first I found of this sort of damaged caused by a Sasquatch. This and six others just like it we found in the Washougal River watershed in 1991. Once inside the upper watershed area, we climbed 2200 feet up the northern boundary and inside the closed canopy, we found Douglas fir trees like the one here photographed broken at 90 degree angles, which measured 8 feet above the ground and the tree where broken measured three inches thick. We followed this sub-ridge horizontally finding more of the same kind of trees broken approximately 100 yards apart. I am sure we would have found more, but the terrain was very difficult to navigate, and I took enough photographs and measurements for my files. This area had a long history of Sasquatch activity, I myself saw one of the creatures near this place in March 1988. I have many reports and associated footprint and feeding behavior from this watershed also. Native American friends told me that the Sasquatch does this for territorial marking.
The photograph above is a close up of the kind of breaks we found in the Washougal watershed. I began watching for this in other regions where I conduct my field work, it is not something found often and can easily be mistaken for weather breaks. Many people are enthusiastic today and think they have found vegetation that a Sasquatch has done something to, but unfortunately they are mistaken and photographs I have viewed are nothing more that weather related. However, one should not get discouraged because this evidence can be located but the searcher must be critical about evidence.
The photograph above is of a tree that measured also three inches thick, it was twisted as someone would wring out a wet towel, tremendous force was used to do this. I measured this at 7 feet above the ground and was otherwise undamaged except this portion of the trunk.
All of the trees I photographed here I found in mid summer and were damaged less than two weeks prior to my finding them. Weather was not an issue as it had been sunny and nice for weeks before I went to the locations. Many times I found such things inside a closed canopy. There were always trees close by of the same age, and none were damaged in any way. They were always in places difficult to get to, and not where people would easily find them if they were faked, reason would have it that a hoaxer would want them found?