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Rattlers in the Supes

Post by rickcmarsh » Mar 08 2018 3:46 pm

How active are the rattle snakes so far in the superstitions? I was hoping to take my kids (younguns) backpacking next weekend, but the drop in temperature has me wanting to stay away from the Rim.

Typically come Mid-March I avoid the supes, as an abundance of caution.

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Re: Rattlers in the Supes

Post by LindaAnn » Mar 08 2018 4:10 pm

I have seen rattlers every month of the year. I wouldn’t skip a potentially fun trip just on the remote chance of seeing a rattler.

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Re: Rattlers in the Supes

Post by ddgrunning » Mar 08 2018 4:35 pm

lindaagm wrote: I wouldn’t skip a potentially fun trip just on the remote chance of seeing a rattler.
Agreed. I've seen several rattlers in my hikes, and have yet to come across one that could not easily be avoided. From what I've observed and read, the vast majority of folks who get crosswise with a rattler are doing something stupid (e.g., trying to catch/hold/kill it), rather than simply giving it a little berth and going on their merry way.

As to your question, the guy to ask is unquestionably @gummo.

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Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 21 2018 5:35 pm

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Re: Rattlers in the Supes

Post by JimmyLyding » Mar 27 2018 7:23 pm

"How active are the rattle snakes so far in the superstitions? I was hoping to take my kids (younguns) backpacking next weekend, but the drop in temperature has me wanting to stay away from the Rim.
Typically come Mid-March I avoid the supes, as an abundance of caution."

There are plenty of rattlesnakes around the rim, but they're probably not out yet because it looks to be too cool. The picture is from June of 2009. [ photo ]
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Post by outdoor_lover » Mar 28 2018 2:27 pm

They'll be out.... They've been Active all over the Valley this Past couple of weeks....
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Re: Rattlers in the Supes

Post by The_Eagle » Mar 28 2018 6:20 pm

@JimmyLyding
YOU have a better chance of being struck by lightning. 8-[ :o
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Re: Rattlers in the Supes

Post by JimmyLyding » Mar 28 2018 6:37 pm

@The_Eagle
I was just thinking about that day. There's nothing quite like almost being smited from the earth.

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