rattle snakes

Fear of the Unfamiliar

A few days back, I hiked a few hundred yards off trail to answer natures call.  I took my toiletries bag and my trekking pole which doubles as my trowel.  After four seasons of trail work during my college summers, I have become an expert at finding excellent locations to dig cat holes.  After finding my location I started digging my hole, but I was interrupted by the rustling in the bush that was just up hill from my hole.