The one piece of advice I continually give to all who care to listen is this: Never go anywhere, at any time, for any reason, without your camera. The reason for this is obvious. If you are in the right place at the right time to see one of these creatures, the odds are that you will only have it in view for a few moments before it disappears into the shadow of the trees.
Nothing is, of course a sure thing, even if you have a camera sitting beside you while driving a forest service road – we are all human. And there is always that few seconds of hesitation as you witness something, which you will reflect on for the rest of your life.
It happened to me only once in 37 years of searching. It was at an extreme distance in a cut line, and by the time I brought my old British Army Land Rover to a halt, the figure had walked into the trees on the east side of the cut line. I still wonder if that figure was a Sasquatch or a large man dressed in dark clothing that day? But I will talk about my only possible sighting (so far) at another time.
Today, Go-Pro and other companies are selling continuous recording devices, dash Cams, some call them, which in my opinion, every researcher should look into. Having this type of device would perhaps take care of that brief few seconds of hesitation, which is human nature, when confronted with something unbelievable in front of our eyes.