Whoa, long line of vehicles going into Saguaro East National Park. The 8 mile loop is a great workout with a lot of climbing. Emerging from the park, I saw a cyclist standing in the middle of the driveway, holding up traffic. Arriving alongside of him, I saw a rattlesnake disappear in the brush. The cyclist had held traffic so the snake could cross the road. Naturally, I leapt off my bike and carefully......
….entered the Sonoran desert while keeping the snake to my 10 o'clock so it would continue slithering toward an open space and above it emerges.
A good size one too! OK, time to get back on the road and out of its habitat.