Hiker encounters mountain lion on trail

Hiker encounters this mountain lion on the Pacific Northwest Trail. Photo: Trevor Rasmussen

Trevor Rasmussen was on Day 2 of a 1,200-mile hike of the Pacific Northwest Trail in Glacier National Park in Montana when he was stopped in his tracks by a mountain lion sitting on the trail some 50 feet ahead of him.

“At first I thought it was a groundhog or something because all I could see was the butt end of the cat and then I followed it to see a face looking at me,” Rasmussen told

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