This was near the beginning of her walk. She came very close to a cam.
And she paused to sniff with the black tip on her tail so obvious!
The next place where we caught a glimpse of her was deeper in the forest. She moved through the area quickly.
Finally, she hit an area that the bears adore. She was just in front of a sapling that the bears like to mark.
Then, she continued along the same route...
I found this to be a good way to gauge her size. I rode through exactly the same spot a day later (without knowing that she'd been there the day before). I was going in the opposite direction. I scaled both photos exactly the same for the comparison. Based on this photo, I'm guessing that she weighs a bit more than I do but it's probably close.
I loved seeing the daylight photos and video of the mountain lion. More frequently, I get photos like this one, as a storm front moved in and a mountain lion prowled in the fog.
My cams captured video footage at each of those sites, and I put it together into a short video. You can watch it here or at Youtube.
Happy Wildlife Monday!