Powder Snow and Mountain Lion Tracks at 9000' Elevation

Bob’s house is at 7000′. The first day up in the mountains with him, I felt like I had cotton in my mouth. But the next couple of days I felt surprisingly good. It was probably the elation of being out in the powdery snow, with the blue skies, the cold clear air, so different from California. After falling a few times I got the knack of snowshoeing.

On the 3rd day we went up with Bob’s friends Larry and Billy. It was a beautiful Rocky Mountain morning. Bob leads the way, he’s like a coyote following animal trails. He keeps his pace down so we can keep up. Larry and I discover common interests is Native Americans, Baja, and wild animal skeletons and I’m so excited I forget to be tired.

We’re up in the hills for almost two hours and on the way back discover these mountain lion tracks. This was a big cat. You can almost see him, bounding through the snow, fwump, fwump, fwump.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Powder Snow and Mountain Lion Tracks at 9000' Elevation

  1. Right on Lloyd! I’m glad I finally got to meet you after all the great things Bob Anderson has told me about you. Glad too, that you got to give the world a taste of Colorado Rocky Mountain snowshoeing, sunshine, and the fun we had that day … nice blog! When you have time, make sure to send me some of the photos you took on our hike. I will do the same.
    All the very best,
    William “Billy” Elliott (HealthBuilding.com)

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