The crew at SoCalHikes is not to be messed with. They scramble up abandoned trails, punish their skin by bushwhacking through Spanish bayonets, and encounter THREE mountain lions and live to tell about it.

The hiker known as Pitownpi was hiking by himself in Mill Creek in the San Bernardinos last week when he came upon three mountain lions on a steep stretch of trail. With one hand on his point-and-shoot camera and another on what I can only assume was a very large rock, he documented the events as the cats watched him, then split up and approached him.


I honestly don’t know what my reaction to seeing three lions on the trail would be, but I’m betting it would involve much less photography and a lot more yelling and throwing things.

The few photos posted on Flickr are guaranteed to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

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