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Not exactly Bigfoot prints, but …

ambitiousshoveler4857

This trail struck me a little strange.  I’m referring to the roughly 20-inch-wide path that’s been cleared in the middle. As if tracking some strange beast, I’m trying to figure out what cleared that path.

* It’s wide enough to be a snowmobile mark, but the snow isn’t smoshed and there’s no ripple.

* It doesn’t look like a snowblower did this, because the snow has been displaced into little banks instead of thrown in a wide mist.

* It looks very much like the work of a push shovel, except there doesn’t seem to be any spots where the snow built up in front of the shovel and needed to be tossed. Also, this goes on for at least half a mile, so it’s unlikely someone decided to shovel an old railroad route turned recreational trail for such a distance.

So, there it is, PDD scientists. Provide your theories.

18 Comments

akjuneau

about 10 years ago

Are there / were there footprints in the middle of the cleared path? I only see a couple, if any.

Given that, I'd suggest the track was made by something being pulled / dragged. Whatever was being pulled (sled?) would have smoothed over the footprints of the person walking in front, doing the pulling.

xpat

about 10 years ago

It may be linked to the excessive percentage of THC used in the study.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

I suppose it must have been something like a sled. Obviously not a plastic kiddie sled or toboggan. Usually with a sled you want to stay on top of the snow more than plow through it, and this looks more like something plowing than sliding. However, if it was a poorly constructed sled pulling something quite heavy it would probably leave a path just like this.

Calk

about 10 years ago

Paul, how come only you come upon such sights?

Chester Dark

about 10 years ago

Where is this? It might have some bearing on our sleuthiness abilities. Is it near a sledding hill? Is it near a cemetary?

brian

about 10 years ago

I just dragged a big box through the snow yesterday, and it looked like that. I say that's what it is, a big box filled with severed heads ... um, or no, not severed heads ... um cookies. Yes, cookies. A group of Girl Scouts delivering a big box of cookies in the woods.

Calk

about 10 years ago

I must have tried every sledding hill in Duluth in the past 10 years, it could be one in Chester Bowl. . . . I like the sledding hill over at UMD best.

moosetracks

about 10 years ago

I used a pulk sled for hauling gear for camping over the weekend, and it had a trail similar to that one afterwards...

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

The photo was shot last Wednesday, Feb. 18, on the gravel trail behind the Lake Superior Zoo, about a quarter mile west of Kingsbury Creek.

mevdev

about 10 years ago

Well, now you let the cat out of the bag. Now *everyone* will want to move west.


btw Paul, What is Lincoln Park? West end? West Duluth? Where does west duluth start? mesaba? lake ave? 40th w?

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

It seems like you're mocking me, Mevdev, but I can't really figure out on what level.

Meghann

about 10 years ago

There are 2 Duluth peps that are training to ski across the Antarctic or something like that.  Anyways, they pull big tires or any weights behind them for strength training.  A friend of mine saw them.

pH

about 10 years ago

someone should call Burt Gummer.

Nate

about 8 years ago

Bigfoot was dragging an animal?

Miles A. Broad

about 8 years ago

Box or tire being dragged...Bigfoot is E.T. Thats why they dong need x-number of individuals to pro create , haven't been caught, don't need a box to haul shit, and tracks are found in the middle of nowhere like the high sierras and the Blue Hills of Wisconsin.  Recent footprintologists determined it impossible to replicate the arching prints found with a simple wood block foot stamp. W.t.f would be laying track way out in the Sierras or Himalayas anyway?  The original remastered footage of that classic 70's clip supposedly reveals musculature movement under the hair of the beast, just some thoughts.

http://www.w-files.com/

B-man

about 8 years ago

Samsquanch hauling supplies back to his lair?

Danny G

about 8 years ago

"Samsquanch hauling supplies back to his lair?"


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