Hiking 3:30:00 
shoes: Kumasi GTX
Arizona Day 5 - Hiking at Tuzigoot NM
AOWN - second hike there was on a short, paved nature trail out along a ridge overlooking a marshy area (former oxbox in the verde river) - on the way back Hayden and I were walking along and watching downslope for coyote or javelina when all of a sudden I hear a really loud rattling at my feet - yikes!! big ass white fangs eyeing my calves less than a foot from me. And at that range the rattle is really loud!! I jumped out of range and Hayden ran back to Ellen, Jackson & Anna about 20m back. We carefully skirted it and went back to the ranger station to report it. The ranger got his stuff and came out to collect it for scientific measurement and noted that it was the first rattler they had seen this year - about 4 footer and freshly gorged on something tasty. Put him in the bucket and wandered back along the trail chatting with Mr. Ranger dude and shortly noticed another rattler stretched out along the trail - this one smaller, but much more aggressive - helped ranger dude put him in the bucket with the other one and two rattlers in one bucket make a hell of a racket... Two snakes in 5 minutes is enough for me....
Later on spent about 90 minutes walking a combination of trails in Red Rocks SP in Sedona.... gorgeous!!