We hiked a tiny portion of the Pacific Crest Trail for about 75 minutes today. Met a guy on the trail who was at the end of a 50-mile segment. He’d started at Buckhorn Camp.
A new view of the rocks in the distance for us. Parking lot we used is at the bottom right. The green belt is the Santa Clara River bed, with a Metrolink and freight train track just above it. Taken from the end of the trail visible in the first photo.
Tiny baby rattlesnake. It was coiled a few seconds before this shot. Then it took off quickly for the brush. Perfect encounter.
Ant with a big stick. He was really hauling this thing around.