One of the first things I noticed was a lack of wildlife, animals, birds, and insect. This was very odd considering the proximity to a marsh down below.
The hillside was steep and long. I had spent two hours just going downhill. It was rough going due to the amount of dead-fall, rhododendron plants, thorny plants, and other undergrowth. If my feet weren't getting tangled, they were getting wedged under and between old rotting logs and branches. I was forced to pick my route downhill very carefully. The way back up was even harder.
Upon reaching the bottom of the hill I had to continue to pick my route carefully and now even more so since I found myself in an area that reminded me of a marsh. Deep mud with fallen logs, layers of dead dense vegetation. The mud had a pungent odor that was unique to the peninsula. It had a rotten smell of sand and loam. At one point If found myself stepping on a rotten log that had disintegrated under my foot which sunk at least a foot and a half. Had I not caught myself I'm sure I would have gone in at least past my knees. This was the type of area that could kill you if you aren't prepared for it. I decided that I shouldn't continue through here while I was alone.
At that point I headed back. I had seen no signs of life other than a tree frog and two holes in the muddy water that might have been where a deer stepped. I didn't find any other tracks at that time. I did find a single footprint of a human. It was a boot print about the same size as mine coming down the hillside in the draw. I didn't see where that person made it into the marsh though. I think this was a poacher since there seemed to be an impression nearby the size of the butt of a rifle stock. There was no hunting season at the time so they were probably poaching.
At this time I can't say conclusively that there were any Sasquatch nearby. I did see a couple of root balls that might make good shelter and one that dripped water from a few places. It was weird but a water table from a higher elevation plateau seemed to be the cause of those leaks. This effect was also what helped create the marsh down below. There were food sources in skunk cabbage and wild plantain weeds. There were also a few stalks nearby that I'm sure the hearts could be harvested and boiled a couple of times before eating. they might provide some starch and even more fiber. I'll have to research more to identify those particular plants but I seem to remember that they were edible.