On Saturday, I had the option of joining a group hiking to Apache Peak. It required a 20 mile drive on a rough dirt road so I decided not to subject my car to that. It rained overnight but at higher elevations, it snowed so here is the group of 6 at the peak. Very windy, temp around 20, snow squalls, nasty but also they saw....
....mountain lion tracks and.....
....bear tracks. I ran into a camp on a hike yesterday, the base camp for an archeological dig. A guy was there keeping an eye on supplies while the others were working. He is a local who owns a farm in a nearby valley. The forest service told him there are 20 different lions that transit his property yet the guy has never seen one. They are very elusive.