The heat is bringing out the bugs ... and the snakes! This first creature was right along the path next to the river.
Sunday was the first day of kayaking. The flow is pretty strong right now so it's a great workout to head up river until nicely tired, then float back and play around the rocks and eddies. I came upon this creature who didn't seem to mind me cycling back a few times to try to get a better shot. Since I don't have a waterproof camera and the current was pretty strong, I didn't get that sharp a shot, but I did get close enough to pay my respects. It's hard to get perspective, but this creature was huge!