Mountain Lion Tracks

October 18, 2008

Today we hiked in a sandy wash, shaded with canyon hackberries and desert shrubs among desert grassland hills not far from our house.  Someone else walked here just before we did, probably at sunrise:

These are mountain lion tracks – there were two cats, one slightly smaller than the other, and we followed the footprints for a long time until they disappeared – presumably the cats had wandered into another wash, since these hills are dissected by a maze of narrow, meandering little rocky canyons.  We continued to walk up the one we had chosen for today, hunting stones and ferns, and feeling (and even smelling) the cats who were never far away.

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One Response to “Mountain Lion Tracks”

  1. Debbie said

    I was at a retreat center in Boulder once where they told us that a mountain lion often came to peek in the windows when they were meditating…They seemed very offhand about it..

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