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COUNTY: El Dorado County
LOCATION DETAILS: We were south of Tahoe City, and north of Sugar Pine Campground.
NEAREST TOWN: Tahoe City
NEAREST ROAD: 89?
OBSERVED: We were at Lake Tahoe the first week of may this year - 2005. While walking on the beach looking for pretty stones, my friend noticed this print in the beach gravel. What really caught our eye was the depth of the print (3 inches) and how the stones on the bottom had been incredibly compressed as if done by a great weight. Other prints were visible, but not as good as this one.
We were south of Tahoe City, and north of Sugar Pine Campground.
ALSO NOTICED: Fish had been jumping at end of dock day before. On this day and after 3 hours of fishing, we never saw a single fish.
OTHER WITNESSES: 2
OTHER STORIES: Both north and south of this location, had seen these in your database - Truckee and Sugar Pine Campground area.
TIME AND CONDITIONS: Afternoon, break in the rainy weather.
ENVIRONMENT: Gravel beach on Lake Tahoe.
Follow-up investigation report:
I talked with the witness by phone. The following details can be added to the report.
--Even though it was May, there was still snow on the ground. It snowed one of the days they were there.
--Very few people were around.
--The human foot in the photo is 11 inches long.
--Witness estimated the print to be 17 inches long and 9 inches wide. Depth was 3.5 inches deep.
--The track line ran from along the dock toward the water, in a complete straight line.
--The witness emphasized the depth of the track. The witness weighs 240 pounds and could not create his own track similar to this one.