Here’s from a trip way back in May, where Kris and I struck out on snakes, but not for lack of effort. We hiked so hard I seriously had trouble walking the next day, and it takes quite a bit to do that to me.
We got up before the sun and headed South to take the long way in hopes of seeing some snakes warming themselves in the early sunlight. No such luck. That set the tone for what was a pretty herp-free trip. Here’s some pictures from the first day.
We camped at the base of the mountain and got up before sunup once again to see what we could find. We ended up hiking to the top of the mountain before noon, climbing a full mile up over 5.2 miles of trail. What to do when you get up there? Hurry your ass back down before dark!
First, however, you have to wake up and find the will to put on your boots.
Lots of nice scenery, which you can’t look at much without ending up part of it.
This is why you don’t want to get struck by lightning. Someone should have told this tree.
No snakes, but we saw lots of lizards who didn’t seem to mind people very much.
When snakes are hiding, expect to see plenty of tree pictures.