Where to begin in the Rocky Mountains
Colorado is no stranger to Sasquatch sightings. There have been 100+ recorded sightings over the years—and the list just keeps on growing.
This many sightings shouldn’t surprise anyone considering the state has 24.4-million acres of forest, much of that untravelled by humans, for Sasquatch to lurk unseen. Not only that but there are the famous Rocky Mountains and more than 4,000 bodies of water, it’s practically a paradise.
Elevations range from high mountain peaks to low river bottoms, and that range contributes to the diversity of habitats found here: coniferous forests, subalpine meadows, grasslands, sagebrush and thousands of miles of streams and rivers. ... The headwaters for the continent's major river systems are also found here.
The ecology of the Rocky Mountains is diverse due to the effects of a variety of environmental factors. The Rocky Mountains are the major mountain range in western North America, running from the far north of British Columbia in Canada to New Mexico in the southwestern United States, climbing from the Great Plains at or below 1,800 feet (550 m) to peaks of over 14,000 feet (4,300 m).
Temperature and rainfall varies greatly also and thus the Rockies are home to a mixture of habitats including the alpine, subalpine and boreal habitats of the Northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta, the coniferous forests of Montana and Idaho, the wetlands and prairie where the Rockies meet the plains, a different mix of conifers on the Yellowstone Plateau in Wyoming and in the high Rockies of Colorado and New Mexico, and finally the alpine tundra of the highest elevations
The Rocky Mountain habitats are home to a great deal of wildlife from herbivores, such as elk, moose, mule deer, mountain goat and bighorn sheep, to predators like cougar, Canada lynx, bobcat, black bear, grizzly bear, gray wolf, coyote, fox, and wolverine, along with a great variety of small mammals, fish, reptiles and amphibians, numerous bird species, and tens of thousands of species of terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates and soil organisms.
As the saying goes, if you can support a Moose, or a Bear you can support a Sasquatch.
For the longest time, theories abound of Sasquatch navigating thousands of miles each winter but in recent years evidence suggests a more elevational migration such as a grizzly bear. That being said if you believe that Sasquatch migrated from Asia to North America and traversed the Rocky Mountains from Canada to Colorado, you may be onto something. How do you think Sasquatch arrived in Colorado undetected?
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By Tae Haahr
Research Writer, Sasquatch Syndicate Inc.