Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 4.67 miles
Eleveation gain: 1,227 ft.
Laura trying to get a picture of a rattlesnake.
See him hiding out?
(Holding my bandana up to block the glare from the sun)
Laura walked by first. Not sure I have ever heard such a loud rattle. She sprinted, to say the least. Our dilemma - we are separated by a snake. What to do? Walk by slowly? Run? WWND?
Me, the chicken shit, got up the courage to sprint past it! And my sister, the one who is not afraid of anything - ever. Not even a pack of coyotes, said, uh - no. Not a good idea. Just walk through the grass (snake country!) on the other side. Well, our friend did not like that either - it shook that tail like crazy.
Laura made me go back the way we came, and she went on, and we met at the pass.
So sad to see our ponds bone dry. (Notice Mickey Mouse at the top!)