Well, Brian went for a run up Back Creek Trail out of Mitchell Canyon on Mt. Diablo this morning. Out the front door of our house it's almost exactly 13.1, but they wanted dirt and avoided the pavement by driving closer to the trail head for a 9 miler. He never makes plans to run with other people, but this morning was one of those rare occasions when he did. Our friend Ryan is training for his first 100 miler. He ran Inside Trail's 50k yesterday (in 6:34!!) and was up for a few miles w/elevation this morning.
So, of course, this would be the morning Brian spotted a bobcat! Probably not "the" bobcat that has been hanging around home, but a bobcat non the less. He said it just walked right out onto the trail, stopped and looked at them, and then walked off the other side of the trail. So bummed!! He did not get a picture, but here is a picture of the sort of bobcat we have in our area.
|This one is pretty spotted, they tan out as they get older. Source|