First, we saw some deer.
Next, we climbed for a while and got hot. I'm not mad, for the record, just no makeup and hot.
There's a few more trail running deer.
The girls happy to find some downhill.
We had time to go 35 minutes out, and 25 back....and they were more than ready to turn around. Can you tell how hot they are?
Emma knows whoever is in the lead is on snake duty, but I make it a habit to yell it out to her every now and then, and when she got a bit far ahead, I made sure to yell it a few times.
At the bottom of this hill, you turn right, immediately hit a small bridge, and start on a narrow single track that is overgrown with grass, it always has me on high alert for snakes, but I've never seen one there.....
Until today! Emma made the turn and you immediately cross over the drainage ditch on this little bridge, which had a rattler stretched out on it. We had already went over this bridge once. Emma yelled up the hill that there was a snake. She said she "thought it was a rattler, but maybe not, but it does have rattles". She said she had a foot on the bridge before she realized what it was. The top picture really lets you see how you just cannot see them in the grass at all. I was pretty close, but could not see the upper body in the grass at all...and I knew it was there and was looking for it. Goes to show how well camouflaged they are when in the grass.....and that I probably run by them all the time I don't know they are there.
He kept an eye on us as he slithered off the bridge, but he never did rattle. I was kinda disappointed since it's such a neat sound...if your gonna have an encounter with a rattler, it could at least rattle for you and pretend to be afraid.
Again, you can see how well he blends into the grass. He went off the edge of the bridge and underneath it.