I met up with my awesome Trail Turtle Buddy, Pam, and Mindy, Nancy, Patty, and Patty's hubby Ed, who I have renamed "Super Ed" for his rattlesnake wrestling abilities (keep reading).
Shortly into our run, Nancy took a spill, but popped up with only scrapped up elbows, thankfully. Along the trails the blackberries are ripe and perfect for picking, so that's what we did.
|From left to right - Nancy, Pam, Mindy, & Patty|
So Super Ed went back to the branch and managed to get the bugger slither down the side of the hill while still making his (snake) music. (Pam attempted to get a video of the action, but you can't hear the snake, and most of what you see is Ed's tush). Once Ed felt it had gone far enough down, he walked past, then Patty followed, and then the rattling got louder which spooked Patty. Ed stopped dead his tracks and Patty started pushing him. It was all quite comical, but at the same time very serious.
Ed decided it would be best if we stepped up the side of the hill as best as we could as far away from the snake as possible. So we did as we were instructed and moved on our merry little way. You rock Super Ed!
|Patty and Super Ed|
with Nancy and Mindy in the background
|From left to right - Nancy, Pam, Patty, & Mindy|
HHHHMM they're almost in the same exact order as earlier.
The most exciting creature we came upon after the snake was this cool little Preying Mantis. I just think these little guys are awesome!
Me and Nancy
This weekend brings golf in Napa with my golfing peeps, and a run in Tahoe on the Flume Trail with my awesome Trail Turtle buddy, Pam, and other FTRer's.
The Trail Turtles
Have a great weekend and get dirty!