Strange Tracks

Very strange tracks in the snow on Goblin Mountain. These tracks went up and downhill for at least a quarter mile, always maintaining an equal distance of about 6 inches apart. There was no hint of how they were made. Anyone have any idea of what animal made this? Photographed March 27, 2010.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 31, 2010 11:52 pm - Voted 10/10

No,

but I hear some "Twilight Zone" theme music
playing.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 1, 2010 10:30 am - Hasn't voted

Re: No,

That's right! I posted this photo in a couple of forums. It's interesting to see the creative and witty ideas people have about what it is.

NWHikers.net Forum entry
SummitPost Forum entry

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 1, 2010 8:31 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: No ...

Hey! Why is Mister "Redwic" getting so upset
over my "weather balloon" theory.

Humor is our only hope here on the Big SP !!!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:45 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: No ...

I don't know. I tried to calm him down. I like your theory and I think it's one of the most plausible ideas yet.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 1, 2010 5:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Man-Made?

These must be man-made. Were you near enough somewhere that someone may have some creative, remote-controlled device? That, or Larry uis right and you were in the presence of aliens. LOL. Weird indeed! --mark d.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 1, 2010 8:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Man-Made?

"Do androids dream of electric sheep?"

: ))

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 2, 2010 6:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Man-Made?

Actually, I'm working my way through the top 50 sci-fi novels and I'm currently reading "Snow Crash". How appropriate! LOL.

--mark d.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Man-Made?

Actually we were fairly far away from any trails or places where people would likely be. I'm certain we were the only ones who approached that area on that day because there was fresh snow and no other tracks.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Man-Made?

Snow Crash is an awesome book. Ender's Game is another really good one. Let me know which ones are your favorites. I'm always adding to my to-read list.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Apr 6, 2010 7:05 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Man-Made?

Loved Ender's Game--have read much of the series, now. Have you ever read The Stars My Destination, by Alfred Bester? Probably my favorite sci-fi novel. --mark d.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Apr 1, 2010 7:48 pm - Voted 10/10

Suppose...

you have a kite with two control cords. The kite comes down just enough for the cords to touch the ground and lift back up.
Well, it's only a thought! What do you expect, a miracle?
Good one, Adam.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Suppose...

Good thinking. It must be something that is partially in the air and partially dragging on the ground.

musicman82

musicman82 - Apr 1, 2010 8:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Oh yes

Isn't it obvious?! Synchronized centipede racing!!!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh yes

Those must be pretty big bugs!

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 5, 2010 10:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sasquatch

I also thought of the story Wendigo from Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. The Wendigo is a monster that mysteriously pulls people away with their feet dragging on the ground.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 5, 2010 11:23 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sasquatch

That thing must still be out there ..

gimpilator

gimpilator - Apr 6, 2010 10:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Sasquatch

So this is the monster of Goblin Mountain. Awesome graphic. You think if we keep up with the hype we can start a new folk-legend for our area?

Deltaoperator17

Deltaoperator17 - Apr 6, 2010 1:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Cross Country

Cross Country skiing Marmot.

;-)

lcarreau

lcarreau - Apr 6, 2010 9:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Cross Country

The Hoary Marmot hibernates for up to eight months of the year in northern Canada, emerging from its dens in early May. In the southern parts of their range, they hibernate from October through February.

Therefore, it's very plausible that the marmot could have been skiing down the slopes of Goblin Mountain at this particular time.

Case closed !!! : )

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