Were still hiking I read a sign that porcupines were damaging one of the trees we came across. At times its easy to lose track of the trail especially when you read various signs. Some of the signs are missing however which I found a bit odd. When you enter such a forest you realize that for miles you have nothing but mountains and wilderness. At anytime a Bigfoot like creature could come down off of the sierras entering this fruitful lush ecosystem that resides in the region.