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Saturday, March 22, 2008 - Las Vegas NV

Morning at Clear Creek Campground, Clear Creek AZ, March 15, 2008
Morning at Clear Creek Campground, Clear Creek AZ, March 15, 2008

I'm camped tonight at Sam's Town RV Park on Boulder Highway in Las Vegas, NV for a few days.

Night camp

Site ? - Sam's Town Casino RV Park, Las Vegas NV

Absolute Silence

I remembered hearing of a backcountry Park Service ranger who was cleaning up after dinner one evening when he heard a chilling scream. He ran out of his cabin in time to see a mountain lion standing with a dead deer next to her. The lion saw the ranger and bounded off. The ranger realized this might be a rare opportunity to closely observe a mountain lion, so he stationed himself a short distance away from the deer carcase. He sat in absolute silence, and listened closely as night deepened. After sitting in darkness for well over an hour, he gave up hope of the lion's returning and stood up. In the powerful beam of his flashlight, he could clearly see that the dead deer was no longer there. ...

Caught in Fading Light: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature by Gary Thorp

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