When I first heard that a fifteen foot wood sculptured troll named Isak Heartstone had been discovered hanging out in Breckenridge, Colorado last year, I assumed I would bump into him. I mean the guy is 15 feet tall!
I had to see for myself.
After a little research I learned that due to traffic jams, the Town of Breckenridge found a suitable home for Isak in June. They even created a wonderful foot path to make it easier to stop and visit with the monstrous troll. Artist Thomas Bongo moved him to his permanent home.
More research uncovered evidence of a trail that now exists from Breckenridge’s Stephen C. West Ice Arena, aptly called Trollstigen Trail.
I went troll hunting!
Armed with my iPhone for photographs, I followed a few other troll hunters to the corner of the parking lot. I soon discovered a path under a canopy of dense pine.
As I strolling along the path, I came upon some gigantic feet sticking out from the trees.
I found Isak!
Here’s another photo of another family of troll hunters to get an idea of scale.
I had my moment with Isak and walked back to the car, happy that Isak found a worthy home where he will be loved and admired.
By the way, Isak is hanging onto a tree trunk. I’m impressed with how Thomas sculpted his hands. They are very hard to get right. I was an illustrator back in the day…
What do you think of Isak? Would you like him to hang out in your backyard?
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