After finally making it up to a ridge the backside of the mountain it contained a very lush dense forest. In the middle of filming I heard a loud crash in the woods as if I startled something. You cannot hear it this may be attributed to the factor that the winds were very high and I was standing in an open area. I had clipped out an image we found while reviewing the film from where the noise originated from thus you can view it at the end of this film. After saving my cam and resting on the ridge as soon as I stood back up something snapped a tree from right to left and it ran off. It was big and it gave off a very awful odor. From here on and the rest of my journey I would be followed by something non threatening but very curious as to what my purpose was in an area very few men ever journey in.