Posted at: 09/11/2013 10:07 PM
Updated at: 09/11/2013 10:34 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
Photo: Meghan Bown
The legend of Bigfoot has been told for generations, and in Itasca County recently, there have been several sightings.
The ten-foot tall creature may be made of wood, but he's drawing crowds to Itasca County trails.
"We're calling it the find Bigfoot game," Get Fit Itasca Community Health Coordinator Meghan Bown said. "It's a trail initiative to get out and be more active."
Each week, Bown hides Bigfoot in a new place along county trails forcing hunters to exercise.
Katherine McLynn and her family have been searching for weeks now, and each coveted picture with the creature is rewarding.
"It's very exciting," McLynn said. "Last week, I looked all over. So, when I found him in the Suomi Hills, it was big relief because I had gone to Bigfork, Effie and Marcell looking for him."
"We all kind of try to keep it a secret from each other," Katie Nelson said. "We send pictures over text when we find it."
There is a mailbox by Bigfoot where spotters can enter a drawing for a weekly prize.
This is the last week Bigfoot will be out. If you want to catch him before he hibernates on Sunday, you can find clues to his hiding spot on the Get Fit Itasca Facebook page.