Ada County deputies didn’t find a reported mountain lion. But they did find fresh tracks.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office

It hasn’t been found yet, but there appears to be a mountain lion cruising around southern Ada County.

Two hikers from San Luis Obispo County, California were on their first day of an 11-day backpacking trip to hike the High Sierra Trail up to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Forest when they were stopped dead in their tracks by a mountain lion.

Ada County Dispatch received a call of a potential mountain lion sighting around the nature trails of the Hubbard Reservoir near the intersection of Stewart Road and Hubbard Road on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies went to the scene and did not find the mountain lion. They did, however, uncover what appeared to be fresh tracks.

Idaho Fish and Game has been contacted.

If you see the mountain lion, call Ada County Dispatch at 208-377-6790.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz