Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday Snowshoe and Mountain Lion Tracks

Happy new week! Yesterday, after some snow finally fell on Saturday, we snowshoed on a beautiful trail not far from home. We were the first humans on the trail since the new snow had come down, but not the first animals. We saw numerous little tracks, and the ramblings of one very big something, who we fell quite sure was a mountain lion. You can see the tracks under the tree in the foreground of the first photo, and the second photo is a close up. See how big?! I was so excited! We did not feel in danger - for some reason we felt sure he'd been there before dawn. Also, Eddie was not with us. Perhaps we would have turned around if we were protecting our son. After a 1/2 mile or so, his tracks left the trail and we continued on...I do love being out in nature. I hope you have a great Monday!

12 comments:

Menthe Blanche said...

You're so lucky to live in a such area! Beautiful :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

wow- looks gorgeous- I"m sure it was an amazing walk.

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

How truly beautiful, makes me almost miss snow. Wow,Liza, a mountain lion!?.... It is good you put your fingers in that photo so that one can see just how large those tracks are. Wow!
I am glad you had such a nice weekend walk too, & how nice it is to be able to share them.

Olivilla said...

wonderful views!!!!

how lucky you are!

;)

dotblogg said...

What a beautiful winter down there! Here it's grey and everybody is still waiting for winter to come (or spring!)
hugs
J

A Perfect Gray said...

you are so lucky. what a beautiful area.

liza said...

Thank you, everyone! I feel lucky! Sally - it seems you're the only one to comment on the MOUNTAIN LION tracks!! I also feel lucky we did not run into that cat!

the southern hostess said...

Stunning scenery! You captured it well.

Carla said...

Fabulous pics Liza.....amazing shot of the how big that lion's paws are, glad you made it home safe!!
You are so blessed to be able to step out in nature looks like a great weekend walk.
Carla x

Rizalenio said...

That's a huge track. Got scared thinking that it's a fresh lion's track.

Wow! Beautiful world you live in. Stay safe. Happy weekend! :)

Rebecca said...

Beautiful pictures!

onesilentwinter said...

are snow has come and gone, but i love discovering tracks in the snow- but a mountain lion-yikes:)!

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