I have tracked mountain lions and other game for several years.
The best way to find game tracks is in early morning or dusk. Use a strong flashlight holding it level and close to the ground. The tracks will jump out and show extremely well. Also, if you lose a hot trail, take a stick and measure the distance between previous tracks, and guess the distance of forward tracks until you cut tracks again. Both of these work consistently, you will be amazed at how well. Happy Trails, Stan, email@example.com