snake.jpgWe stayed three nights at elves. Hiking back early in the morning, I was leading and found a small rattlesnake curled up on the trail. I saw it when I was about seven feet from it. The temperature was cold and the snake was very slow:it twice lifted its head to look at me then curled up again. We finallygot it to move off the trail by stomping our feet. It is a great honorto see a rattlesnake, since they run and hide from us whenever they can.This encounter didn't bother me at all. Of course I had just been seriously frightened by a bighorn sheep about thirty minutes before... (22.4KB)