Monday, January 28, 2013

In the Path of a Mountain Lion

 Over the last couple of weeks, I have posted about the mountain lion in our neighborhood. As we took our hike on Sunday, this sign was posted at the beginning of the trail. Now it was mid-morning when we ventured into this territory, but I kept an eye out for movement along the top of the rock surrounding us.

It was about then that I looked down and saw a perfect paw print in the sand on the trail. That is one big kitty! He also appears to be traveling ahead of us. Since it rains the night before, softening the sand, I have to wonder how long enough did he pass this way before us.  Again, I glance at the rock formations over our head, hoping and not hoping to see the brown body of a lion slinking by.  We never did see the real one.

 But wait, what is that on that rock ledge?

Ha! Fooled you. It's part of the Enchanted Clearing at the end of our hike (they are wooden). More about that tomorrow.

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