The blog of Rick Sunderlage (Not my real name)
that'll keep us off of Clarks trail till it is open.Tibiker, you know what i'm sayin ;)
Whoever wrote that flyer really needs some help with their English skills. What the hell is a "possible moose"? One other observation, how did this guy get tipped off that a moose was possibly killed by a mountain lion? If this is true, I'm sure there isn't much left to find. Even if the carcass is found, what can anyone do about it? It's nature man, there is the hunter and the hunted.
Finding a moose killed by a mountain lion is a good thing. When mountain lions can't find enough prey to eat, that's when we should be worried. This relatively tough winter has been hard on the deer, moose, etc. which should mean plenty of food for the mountain lions. But the snow pushed the deer down so the mountain lions have followed. That's why we're hearing reports of mountain lion sightings. So in all, I actually feel less worried about mountain lions this year.BTW, saw some show about mountain lions. They are pretty stealthy and if you see one, that's a bad sign - it usually means it's been tracking you. If you encounter a mountain lion, stand tall and look big. They are used to prey having four legs so don't look 4-legged (bend over, crouch, etc.). Don't run! A mountain lion is a cat, and cats instinctively chase things that run away. Throwing rocks at the lion and making loud noises may scare it away. If a stick is nearby, grab it for protection. Keep your bike between you and the lion.
A warning: poaching Clark's before it's open may have trail access consequences. Read this:http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/UMBphpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4159Personally I will respect the closure - I feel it's a small price to pay for all the great trails in Corner Canyon that Draper City built and allow us to use.
What Kanyonkris said Rick ... don't crouch down and bend over like you did with the mountain goat.
Anytime we ride Clarks, we should mark our territory every 100 yards or so. Pack plenty of water (maybe even a camelbak).
I don't get it, is your wife afraid of being mistaken for a moose?Won't the Chupecabra scare off the mountain lions?Why is everyone suddenly surprised that there are mt lions around here?Botched
Rick: I like your thinking - sports drink is how MTBers mark their territory - mountain lions beware!
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