Rattlesnake encounter this AM. Just a heads up I rode the trail early this morning trying to beat the heat and the last rocky hill climb of the ride all the sudden I hear a loud rattle an hissing, look down an to my left an there is a coiled an very pissed rattler. The snake struck at me twice, I got by and stopped called my dog. Look down and theres another one. Got my dog slowly got by the second snake and got the hell out . Freaked me out. I ride Alien a few times a week and have for several years. Be safe.........