A Rattle in the Grass


Not more than a foot or two off the trail.

Here it is February 23rd and the annual grasses have already gone to seed, goldfields are blooming on Lasky Mesa, and I’ve already had my first rattlesnake encounter of the season.

That happens when there’s been less than a tenth of an inch of rain in the last 30 days (Cheeseboro RAWS) and temps climb into the eighties.