It was bitter cold – the car temperature read -21C ( -5.8 F) as we drove to an area with a dense mountain lion (aka puma) population. The roads were slick from a storm that dumped 2 feet of snow the day before and made some of the territory unpassable for us. When our tracker radioed that he had spotted a mountain lion excitement was high. We hiked through the deep snow hoping we would get a chance to see this puma. Fortunately, we made it in time to watch him travel through.