Idaho Bull & Rattle Snake Hiking Country
Have you ever had a run in with a Gopher Snake (a.k.a Bull Snake)? Bull snakes are called that for a reason they could get pissed off very easily.
Boy I sure did. My husband Richard and I had taken the week of July 4th from work to go on a hiking adventure around Pilots Peak in Northern Idaho. Granted from Washington State that’s a 10 hour drive. A night in a hotel at McCall, Idaho then another 70 miles on Old Wagon Road which winds around on old gravel logging roads and eventually takes you up to the elevation of over 8000 ft.
A person has to be very careful to acclimate themselves or you can get what’s called “mountain sickness” and die. It affects your ears and equilibrium. We lost a horse that way once. He just toppled over the edge of the cliff and there was nothing we could do to stop him. He took all the camping gear right along with him. But that’s another story.