BFRO's Gifford Pinchot Expedition

Expedition Roster

Jeff Lemley
Exped. Ldr.

White Salmon, WA
Rick Noll Edmonds, WA
Miles Lawler Southern Ohio
Thom Powell Clackamas, OR
Harv Zimmel Santa Monica, CA
Rob Johnson Newcastle, WA
Philip Bange Bellevue, WA
Steven Galic Bellevue, WA
Shawn Peart Vancouver, BC
Richard Grover Seattle, WA
Steven James Auburn, WA
Heller James Auburn, WA
Don Udell Auburn, WA
Tod Fossetta Lacey, WA
Don Anderson Tacoma, WA
Skip Tacoma, WA
Darrold Smith Everett, WA
Nancy Smith Everett, WA
Doug Goddard Everett, WA
Lance Lindlief Everett, WA
Paul Martinez Seattle, WA
Dave Smith Mountlake Terrace, WA
Michael Willey Bremerton, WA
Jeremy Hampton Port Orchard, WA
Casey Rogers Bremerton, WA
Alan Terry Vancouver, WA
Joe Gunderson Vancouver, WA
Paul Nordlund Portland, OR
Gunnar Monson Seaside, OR
Aaron Chew Seaside, OR
Jenny Chew Seaside, OR
Joe Beelart West Linn, OR
Steve Kiley West Linn, OR


Final Report by Jeff Lemley, BFRO-WA

The BFRO is running their first large-scale expedition throughout the summer of 2000, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, located in the Cascade Mountains of South Central Washington. The first phase of this operation took place on May 19-21. Several more phases will take place during the summer and fall of this year.

BFRO volunteers, led by Jeff Lemley, concentrated their efforts along the Lewis River Drainage, in the area known as the Dark Divide. The weather was very cooperative for the weekend, with mostly clear skies and temperatures reaching the low 70's. We also reaped the luminescent benefits of a nearly full moon for both nights.

The purpose of these expedition is to try and obtain new recordings of sasquatch vocalizations that are being reported in the area. Several teams of volunteer researchers spread out over 200 square miles of national forest, remaining in contact via CB radios. Once the teams are in place, we try to provoke sasquatch vocalizations by broadcasting prior recordings of vocalizations at very high volumes. The amplified sounds can cover upwards of 75 square miles in the right conditions.

In the event that one or several of the teams reports vocal replies in their area, we then try to reposition other teams with recording equipment.

Special thanks go out to the BFRO's John Freitas, who originally came up with this program and has been a great help to others who pursue this form of research.


Expedition Report - Day One


Expedition Report - Day Two


Expedition Report - Closing Statements


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