With Hawes now off limits I headed for Gold Canyon. On my way in a sleepy rattler was on the fire road, I pissed him off and was not liking that start...... I found some pockets of cool and man it felt great! I managed 20 miles of greatness, did somethings different with Don't fence me in norhtbound and TD. I ran into another rattler slithering across the trail. Thought I was done with snakes for the next months but maybe not.