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Old 02-12-19, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
Last July, my son, Jeff a coworker and I were riding the Tour Divide route. We had come over Lodgepole pass and stopped to grab a bite at Butts Cabin before going over Cabin Pass. It was getting late in the afternoon as we crested Cabin Pass and we were all a bit tired from the climb and we had a strong headwind. The wind through the scrub and grass was a bit loud. Jeff was ahead of us about 12 feet when all of the sudden a mountain lion hopped up from behind a clump of grass and took off down a grassy embankment. We were downwind and it was relatively noisy so it had no idea that we were there. That was one of the highlights of the ride. Later on, I took some pictures of footprints in the mud from a bit cat. Might have been the same one.
Very cool indeed. I have a feeling that lion knew you were there even though it could not smell you.

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