I always have a handful of rattler encounters each season riding at Laurel Mt, but for some reason (I think the amount of moisture/rain) I haven't been seeing them this year.

Sunday my son came with me to ride and I was randomly complaining to him on the one trail that I hadn't been seeing them at all. And sure enough, later on the ride we ended up having about as close/open of an encounter as you get with a nice sized one.

I love seeing them but it was really cool that my son got to sit and observe a guy like this for an extended period of time.

One of my better rattler experiences-rattler-lm.jpg