Column by Hal Walter
Friendship – March 2004 – Colorado Central Magazine
ON A BRIGHT MID-WINTER DAY, Rob Pedretti put his hounds onto the track of a mountain lion, just as he had done hundreds of times before. The hounds rambled off through the snow and were quickly baying along a hot trail through the frozen crystals. Rob, a veteran lion hunter, outfitter, and endurance athlete clambered along after them. When he reached the end of the trail he found his dogs gathered around a tree which contained not a mountain lion, but a bear.