[Whatever they are, they pass under this log]
Okay, I'm stretching the facts. At this point in time, El Paso de las Pumas is a fanciful fabrication.
But when I found the area I got a very good feeling.
Not because it leads to a creek, but because it's kind of a trunk road that receives trails from an adjacent catchment and ridge and leads to numerous trails beyond the creek.
It's actually a pass between a cliff and a steep slope choked with timber and windfalls.
[The cam in a Pelican 1060 case with bear guard.]
I didn't have a camera mount that would work on that horizontal log.
I needed an adjustable mount that would allow me to point the camera down and to the side -- looking down the trail.
Greystoke on Homebrew Trail Camera Chat provided the design and my neighbor Richard provided parts and welding skills.
each adjustable in vertical and horizontal planes,
I set a camera there last weekend, and in a few weeks I'll know if el Paso has been stamped by pumas and bears, or just heavy-footed gray foxes.
with a lag bolt for attachment]