Photograph #SS140724.D052 presents a very large footprint, discovered on the main trail into the reserve, and, curiously, in approximately the same area where a similarly large footprint was discovered in May, 2014. Both prints appear to be of the left foot; however, it is impossible to determine whether these were made by the same…foot.
The print, as presented, is very large: its overall length measures approximately 16″ to 17″ (40.64cm to 43.18cm); the overall width measures approximately 5″ to 6″ (12.7cm to 15.24cm). Both the heel and the toes are deeply impressed into the soil; the overall depth of the track is approximately 1″ (2.54cm) at the mid-tarsal, and 1-1/2″ to 2″ (3.81cm to 5.08cm) at the toes/heel. Similar prints, presenting a mid-tarsal break, have been documented and outlined in further detail by Dr Jeffrey Meldrum (see below).
Regrettably, little detail is presented in the track as shown; the sand/dirt of the trail did not hold the outline well. Although I tried to examine the track more closely, I could not discern any individual toes, or any further detail of the track, other than what is presented here.
While intriguing, and certainly feasible in consideration of the activity reported at Area D, I cannot, in all honesty, consider this track to be definitive. There is, quite simply, insufficient detail and/or information.
Further research and investigation at this area may serve to substantiate this finding, or disprove it entirely.
Sanjay R Singhal, RA
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Dr Jeffrey Meldrum. Evaluation of Alleged Sasquatch Footprints and Their Inferred Functional Morphology. Idaho State University. http://www.isu.edu/~meldd/fxnlmorph.html. Date Unknown. Web. Accessed 27 July, 2014.