Raygoza, 49, is an award-winning principal at Central Unified’s Pershing Continuation High School west of Fresno, Calif. But for 14 years, he’s also had a secret hobby: tracking Bigfoot in Sequoia National Forest in the southern Sierra Nevada.
Raygoza admits his belief in the legendary creature makes him sound crazy.
ëëIt’s one of those things that you don’t talk to people about. I think mainstream America looks at it like UFOs or ghosts,” Raygoza said.
Nobody seems to be looking at the more rational explanation for Bigfoot sightings: lost thru-hikers.
Speaking of Thru-hikers, the Bend Bulletin has a feature with some of this year’s crew.