Saw second rattlesnake this year. Southwestern Speckled Rattler. Sweet. Hiding on very tip top under the reddish rocks. Where I was sitting 2 mins prior. EEEKKK! Anyway she was harmless, just being a snake. Notice I was only on top for 7 mins. Timing IS everything!
Pyramid is my go to at SM, doesn't matter if the gate is open or not. Start whenever!