(There were several snakes we observed just off the path. First one, then three, then half a dozen or more. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bunch like this in one place. The link above helps explain what might have been happening. I didn’t really explore too much (not a snake person) but I’m guessing there were many more.)
Okay, this made me want to get out there. Good job capturing the pika! Those critters are fast.
I wondered if you’d be inspired ! This is such a great hike to gauge fitness and adjust the backpack. Hope you make it out soon ! Spring is springing !
Looks like you had a spectacular day! And thanks for the info on snake-mating rituals! Always come away w something new! Awesome!
Oh, it was so wonderful. If I had been more mindful and less creeped out by all the snakes I would have taken a video. I keep forgetting I can do that with this Nikon. Thanks for being here *
Gorgeous! Guess I need to get up into Washington more. Ah, the snake we saw yesterday on Sauvie Island WAS a tiny garter snake. I tried to reassure the nervous nine year old but she would have none of it. The first trillium is a thrill – I must go looking.
I rarely see snakes and this was such an interesting encounter. I’m looking forward to flowers in the Gorge. That first trillium makes my heart do a little skip and makes me keenly aware of what lies ahead. Saddle Mountain is also on my radar as a rite of spring ! Bring it on, 2021 !
Lovely pictures! It was a beautiful day. My body and mind are ready for more hikes with you. ❤️
I feel like I have such a kindred spirit in you. You experience these places the way I do … at the pace of nature. Thanks for joining me. Looking forward to summer ! We’re ready 💚
Gorgeous shots! Thank you for sharing pics and link! Who knew?
Right ?? One of the best parts of my adventures these days is coming home and learning more about what I see. Thanks for writing !
Thanks, Stacy ! It made me feel even more excited for the hiking season ahead !
You found a trillium! Woohoo!
Yes ! Exciting day for sure. I looked them up the other night and saw the ” Wake Robin” nickname. It was coined because the trillium often appear even before the robins begin building their nests. Oh, world … how I love you 💚