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Knee deep snow and Baby Rattlers


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We hiked up to Horsethief Canyon near Hope Valley in the Humbolt Toyaibe yesterday thinking the snow had melted enough. We climbed a mile and hit knee deep snow. Today we stayed close to home in Carson City, hiked Ash Canyon and a baby rattler slithered (I was informed they do not run) between my boots. Screaming and tap dancing...got my heart going. What a difference a day makes.

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Aaron Zagrodnick

I have a local destination that's my go to area when I can't spare more than a few hours to get a quick hike in. It's a high desert sagebrush-filled type of place, so there have been more than a few cases where my feet left the ground after a rattlesnake burst into its alarm rattle only a few feet away. In any event, at least they do usually rattle and give you fair warning - Where I grew up in the south our poisonous snakes had no rattles... :)

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I got nervous just reading about the rattlesnake slithering by... even a baby one is not something I want to see on a hike. I'd rather have the snow!

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