This page supplements my 2017 memoir Monster Hike: A 100-Mile Inquiry Into the Sasquatch Mystery. The book details a through-hike along the length of the Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest an hour north of Houston, Texas.
At the trail’s end: 96.44 miles
Braving a raging river in the Big Creek Section
Buttermilk pacer in the Kelly Section
The print of the Magnolia Alpha Male, 18 x 9 inches. Note the impression of the big toe and the second toe as well as the defined heel.
American treefrog on a dwarf palmetto in the Kelly Section
A mushroom city
Caterpillar of the American dagger moth
The Southern short-tailed shrew
Mile marker near the end
Sam Houston National Forest
Olympic gymnast training facility Karolyi Ranch
Resting at Lake Conroe
Typical yaupon tree bend
Defunct bridge over Briar Creek
The Magnolia Alpha Male print the morning after discovery. It had deteriorated significantly.
Me at Stubblefield Lake, Halloween morning.
“Teepee” stick structure in the Big Creek Section.
Another view of the Big Creek teeppee structure
A spectacular female marbled orb weaver
A magnolia seed cone