Back in the 70s and early 80s we had a spot in the CNF that we used for deer and varmint hunting. We parked on 79 and hiked in on the Milk Ranch Rd. Back then mountain lions were not really a issue, never even saw any tracks. I had a late archery tag for dec and jan and had a day off during the week. I always like a evening hunt. So hiked into the spot by myself and got set up in a blind. I sat in the blind for a good 2 hours and didn't see a thing. I watched the sun sink into the pacific and called it a day. I was putting my day pack on when I herd this terrifying roar about 200 yards up the trail that is used to inter exit the area. No way was I going out that way. I made a wide circle and headed back Sometimes I would go in there with friends but a lot of times I went in there by myself and made the 2.5 or 3 mile hike out in total darkness. No way would I do that now.