After trekking across a hay field and a pasture we entered the area. and proceeded to set up base camp. and found us a place to set back and observed the area and listen.
After two hours of heat, flies and chiggers we heard a branch snapping ahead of us on the trail .
We decided to move on and check the sound out we reached a branch that was freshly broken and measuring from the ground to the break eight foot and five and half inches.as you can see in the photo the leaves were not wilted.
we looked around some more the heat was awful so we decided to leave to come back later.