Rattlesnake Mountain

We hiked Rattlesnake Mountain in the Adirondacks on Sunday, one of my family’s favorites. Here’s why…

You don’t find too many picnic spots with a nicer view.

In case you’re wondering, the mountain doesn’t really live up to its name. Eastern Timber Rattlesnakes have been spotted on Split Rock Mountain, further south in the Adirondack Park, but not here. We did find a tiny garter snake.

I was amazed by how close he let me get to take his picture.  Maybe he knows that living on a mountain called Rattlesnake requires a little extra courage.

16 Replies on “Rattlesnake Mountain

  1. Gorgeous photo. The first one, anyway. The second one’s amazing, too, but ewwww, I hate snakes. Even non-poisonous ones.

    I did see a bitty lizard in my garage this afternoon. They’re cute, though, and not at all scary–unless they’re gila monsters, which this wasn’t.

  2. How beautiful! What a wonderful place to spend a gorgeous day!

    I’m not sure I could ever get that close to a snake, even though I no longer scream and run in the opposite direction every time I see one.

  3. We see an awful lot of garter snakes hiking, since they like to sun themselves on the rocks on the trail, especially in the afternoon. This one was teeny-tiny and very cute.

  4. Rattlesnake Mountain is an unmarked trail in Willsboro. The first time we hiked it, we drove by the trailhead three times before someone else finally parked there and we figured out that was it.