Day 5

April 18, 2017

Esplanade Potholes Below Boysag Point


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Today's route stats: 

    Distance:  3.0 miles (estimate)

    Elevation Gain:  200 feet

    Elevation Loss:  200 feet

Today would be a very short hiking day.  We slept in late, then ate breakfast and drank our coffee at a leisurely pace.  Then off for the large potholes that were only about 3 miles away, retracing part of our route from the day before yesterday.  We took our time on the hike, not really wanting to get there any earlier than necessary.  At camp we found some shade and whiled away the rest of the day. 

On the way we passed by a good-sized Blacktail rattlesnake.  Although it was fairly warm, the snake just barely moved.  And it did not rattle.  Apparently Blacktail rattlers can get very large, and are considered one of the more dangerous varieties of rattlesnakes.


Morning Light on the Esplanade. Blacktail Rattlesnake. Ben and I at Camp (A Rob Jones Photo).


Tonight I switched from Sapiens to Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science by Steven Gimbel.


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