Originally Posted By: mulehound
...but I got to see a magnificent cat. Very few things are more stunning than a crystal clear morning with the sun coming up in the biting cold after a snowstorm. Then watching the breathe cloud the air as a big mountain lion growls at you...

That is awesome! I always wanted to see a mountain lion on my backpacking trips. I was told they are out there but I was never lucky enough to see one.