Cougars on Tiger Mountain

The following warning was posted on a local MTB mailing list

Tiger Mountain is one of my favorite local rides. The trails there close for the Winter after October 15th (that’s one week away). I really wanted to get in one or two more rides there before the trails close for about 6 months. Now I’m not so sure if it’s a good idea to go there right now. The scary part is how the cougar hung around even though it was a group of riders and they were all making noise and throwing things.

Do I go riding there for one last romp before the trails close, or do I wimp out because of a stupid cat?