Johanna Turner has an extraordinary blog, www.cougarmagic.com, with more pictures of bobcats and mountain lions in the mountains just above us than you can shake an ash-laden stick at.
It turns out she also has motion-activated cameras hidden in the Upper Arroyo Seco that take these beautiful movies of the grand beasts all of the day and all of the night.
Johanna read my blog and column about going up into the fire-ravaged zone and asked if Christopher or I could recover her cameras or even the memory card. If we can, we will. After she read my posting about how the Arroyo floor is basically intact, with many areas unburned even though the canyon walls just above are a completely burnt-out case, she said that the news “brought me hope I haven’t had in days” that the lions and her equipment both came out fine.
I just love it when the best of technology and the wild world get together without disturbing the grandeur of the latter.