Ascent of Peak 852 on 2012-09-13
|Others in Party:||Gabe Forrey----Only Party on Mountain|
|Date:||Thursday, September 13, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2795 ft / 851 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGreat after work hike just east of town. Went up main wash and down north ridge. Ran into 2 different rattlesnakes. I saw the first one coiled up when my foot was about 3 feet away, no problem, I think I woke it up. The second one, well, I stepped right on it with my left foot and it shot past my right leg getting away, scaring the shit out of Gabe since it launched right for him. I heard him yell "snake" before I even knew what was going on. I bolted up the side of the wash on my left and then heard the rattling behind me. I didn't turn around until I knew it was a few feet behind me. Gabe had moved out of the wash the other way. While we let out heart rates drop below 200, we heard it rattling on the side of the wash. Closest call I have ever had with a rattler...
4.19 mi total
119:24 moving time
2.1 mph avg speed
6.8 max speed (likely attained while running away from the rattler)
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