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Published: 09/24/2013
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Terry McDermott Public Affairs Specialist C: 505-699-9994 O: 505-428-7714 tmcdermott@vallescaldera.gov

Search for Bigfoot: Take the Valles Caldera Bigfoot Tour

Jemez Springs, NM—You know Bigfoot’s out there. Or do you? Are you a skeptic? Whatever side of the Bigfoot path your footprints fall why not try to prove your point by taking one of the Search for Bigfoot Tours in the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The preserve will host the first two tours this Sunday night.

Bigfoot experts point to the preserve as an ideal Bigfoot habitat because of its elk herds, vast expanses of land, dense evergreen forests, and limited human activity. That limited activity will increase this Sunday night when longtime Bigfoot researcher Dave Warner leads the van tours and guides participants through a number of research activities. Tour goers will take part in data collection, camera setup and make carefully coached howls and noises to flush the Bigfoot from hiding beneath the dark of night.

The evening tour leaves from the Valle Grande Staging Area (VGSA) at 7:00 pm and runs until 9:30 pm. The night tour begins at 11:00 pm and runs until 4:00 am. Reservations for both tours can be made by calling 1-866-382-5537 or online at http://ow.ly/ohWqv. You can also call event coordinator Rourke McDermott at 505-428-7725.If you can’t join us this Sunday, September 1st, then register for one of our last two Search for Bigfoot Tours scheduled for September 28th.

Bigfoot searchers should plan to arrive at the VGSA, 39201 NM Highway 4, at least 15 minutes before departure. Dave will begin the evening with an introduction, stories, and review the night’s agenda and strategies. Then it’s off into the dark of night to look for Bigfoot.

The Valles Caldera Trust oversees the Valles Caldera National Preserve, formerly the privately owned “Baca Ranch.” The 88,900 acre property is located in the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico. It was purchased by the federal government in 2000 under the Valles Caldera Preservation Act. The property is known for its huge meadows, abundant wildlife, meandering stream, remarkable scenery and science based adaptive management. More information about the preserve can be found at www.vallescaldera.gov.
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