Our wildlife cameras documented a single lion moving back and forth between the Apple Orchard Trail and the Rim Trail and Cougar Pond multiple times last week (the photo, above, is her at Cougar Pond on October 8 around 6 pm). Assuming it is the same cat (which we think it is), it takes her about 30 minutes to get from Cougar Pond to the end of the Apple Orchard Trail.
Why is she on the move?
Frequent regular movements like this can be a sign that the cat is feeding on a deer kill somewhere. When they are feeding regularly, they need to drink a lot so it is possible that she is traveling between her kill site and the creek to drink.