This weekend I spent a day honing crack climbing skills in an area called Tieton. The temperatures soared into the 90s – perfect weather for a sunny nap if you’re a rattlesnake. We found them in the grass, on paths, on rocks, and – if you can believe it – IN the climbing cracks! I saw more rattlesnakes in one day on Saturday than I’ve seen in the entire rest of my life combined. That’s a lot of snakes!
After a day of trying to steer clear of death, I can now identify the size of crack by the reptilian danger that lurks inside. For those of you who have yet to visit Tieton, here is a handy guide:
- Finger –> Garter
- Hand –> Rattle
- Fist –> Boa
- Off-width –> Anaconda