After sunrise, I pedaled up higher as Shyla trotted along side me. I came to a rapid halt when I spotted mountain lion tracks. They were next to a trail that we use almost daily.
We rode above a meadow, and I spotted the elk herd. Now I knew why the lion was around and was circling a small area.
Late in our ride, I stopped at a trail cam and found footage of the lion from a bit earlier that morning. My gut feeling throughout the ride that the lion was nearby was correct. The lion marked very close in front of the camera in full daylight. Getting to see footage of a lion in full light is a treat!
Here's the short video.
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