We were 5 or 6 miles down the trail when we came upon a sign noting a mere 13 miles to Roads End. The descent, despite my uneasiness with footing on the downhill, was going remarkably well and even I was finding a grove. We’d not planned to end the trip for another day yet, each of us felt a sore throat coming on and did not want illness to prevent us from returning to work as planned. So we weighed the pros and cons of ending a day early over the next few miles.
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While the rattlesnakes were definitely harder to spot, their existence was never to be forgotten. They were there, hiding in the nearby shrubbery, or in the rock beside the trail’s edge. I spotted three along our 46 mile trek.
As for bears, they were a little more keen in their movement – at least around me. A hiker not far behind us got a nice shot of one just a few minutes behind us.
Honestly, I was a little bummed. Safe bear spotting was on my list for this trip.
The lizards, however, they were plentiful, clearly visible, AND happy to be photographed.