Jul 1, 2003 | Marmot, Summer 2003

Big Foot is Back!

Bigfoot Safari is back at Mount Washington this summer with their popular ATV tours, giving visitors a unique view of the alpine resort.

“People don’t have to have any experience whatsoever,” company owner Mike Rouge said.

“We take four people at a time and tour them around at Mount Washington,” Rouge said. The ATVs are four-wheeled and have semi-automatic transmissions, which means they’re easy to drive; people go through a “safety school” before they are allowed out.

Tours last two and a half hours and run every day at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. except Tuesdays. Rouge also offers 4×4 tours in the summer and snowmobile tours in the winter, as well as adventure weekends, he said.

“People have fun. They get beautiful views of the ocean and the Gulf Islands, even the mountains from the mainland.”

Bigfoot Safari is a privately funded, non-profit society dedicated to assisting the ongoing research of noted wildlife biologist John Bindernagel, PhD, author of “The Great North American Ape, Sasquatch”.

At Bigfoot Safari, Rouge is committed to protecting the landscape and environment in which his tours roam. Therefore, his tours “tread lightly”, following logging roads and staying away from sensitive areas.

People riding the ATVs must be at least 16 years of age. Rouge recommends people wear sturdy shoes and not sandals. For more information or to book a tour, phone Rouge at 1-866-733-2235.

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