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.