On September 18, 2013, the XplorMor team was hiking the Howard Creek Trail, Los Padres National Forest, California, United States, we saw many bear tracks.
We stopped on the side of the road to look at a view of the canyon, and I nearly stepped on the snake. It was coiled and looked like it had venom sacks. We both thought it was a rattlesnake. It was cold (low50'sF)
The orange lichen. Growing on sedimentary rock
Growing on sedimentary rock.