Just saw my first mountain lion clearly while hiking alone on foot. 4:51pm He/she crossed the trail about 50' in front of me, stopped and looked at me, and continued across the trail, disappearing into the brush.
No mistake about what it was.
My hike stopped there, all of a half mile into a 5 miler. Ah well...
Location: Big Tujunga Wash and Conover Fire Road near Angeles National.
Stay safe, y'all.