Thursday, November 3, 2011
I've never been too worried about the mountain lions choosing me as their breakfast. No doubt they see me a lot more than I see them, especially when I'm hopping along in the pre-dawn hours with my headlamp. I've had two previous encounters with lions while trail running in Fort Collins. I saw my third one this morning. I got a good long look at this awesome creature from about 10 feet away, through the window of my car. Bad news was that I was spitting distance from the Soderberg trailhead where I was planning to trudge up Towers Road. Also bummed I didn't have my camera. Well I cancelled the popular 4:30am wave for Towers Thursday and decided to head on up to the Horsetooth Rock trailhead instead. It was a more preferable run than Towers anyway, and the way the lion was looking at me, I thought it best to not invade his territory. With our second major dumping of snow in the last 8 days yesterday, it was just a beautiful morning on the mountain!