at between 10,000 and 10,500 ft in elevation, around 50-60F
Almost stepped on him when I was coming back from a puddle of water in a dry swamp. Word f advice, don't pick one up while you are camping and you did not bring soap. My hands stank until we went to a stream.
The western terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans) is a western North American species of colubrid snake. Seven subspecies are currently recognized.