My husband & I went up Timber Wolf Mountain with a group of rock hounds today to dig crystals. I injured my knee a couple of weeks ago so decided I had better not try to climb the steep trail to the dig area. We had never been to that area before but I knew from past trips that some of the digs are hard to access so I had a book with me in case I ended up staying at the car. I also had my camera so I could take some pictures while there. I told Steve not to worry about me to go ahead and have fun, I would be fine. Where we parked was a fairly level area and the road there was a slow incline so I thought I could walk for a while without bothering my knee. I only made it about a quarter of a mile before a ranger drove up to me in a pickup. He wanted to know if I was with the rock club group & told him yes but wasn't up to the climb. He told me there had been 3 cougars sighted in the area and one had stalked a child who was camping with family there the day before. He strongly advised me to either travel in pairs, join the group or stay in my car. Needless to say I didn't feel like exploring on my own any more so spent the rest of the time in the van until Steve returned! I did manage to get a few pictures though.