[pct-l] Loin sightings-Hearing

montypct montypct at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 12:44:15 CDT 2009

I've never seen one, but I heard the most awful loud moaning noises close up 
hiking toward Old Station from Hat Creek Rim in 2007.

Someone told me it was a Mountain Lion.  Firefly was vacationing in Mexico 
at the time.

Lightweight Backpacking
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-Warner Springs Monty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Georgi Heitman" <bobbnweav at gmail.com>
To: <diane at santabarbarahikes.com>; <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 10:09 AM
Subject: [pct-l] Loin sightings

> Never seen at cat up here at The Hideaway at Old Station
> either, tho we know one was 'working' the area that includes the trail and
> the resort where hikers leave the trail to reach the P.O. and the Hideaway 
> a
> couple of years back.  Our signs cautioning hikers were still up last 
> year,
> I think...look for a saber toothed tiger, it was the closest thing to a
> cougar picture I could find.  So they're out there.
> Like you, we're more apt to be attacked by a hummer or a black bird.  The
> black birds because we've ventured too close to their nests at hatching
> time, the hummers because we're between them and the nearest feeder, a
> dangerous place to be.
> I agree entirely with your last paragraph, knives are useful, they open
> things, slice things, and as read in a post somewhere here recently, can
> become a weapon that can make a difference in surviving or not.  But, the
> greater risk is on the highway, tho please remember, you out-of-staters 
> who
> plan to drive at some point in CA, both chatting and texting on cell 
> phones
> is illegal in this state.  Talking's O.K. if you're over 21 and are using 
> a
> Bluetooth or something else that allows you to have both hands on the
> wheel.  Take care please, both on and off the trail.  We'd like you to all
> arrive at the Hideaway in one piece!
> FireFly
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