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Sandia crest, NM
I went for a jog this am, and ran for nearly 5 hrs. It is so easy to forget about time when the scenery is so beautiful.

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yatsekOn the way

yatsek

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Are there any creeks/springs, or no chance?
Posted Aug 29, 2009 2:34 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: On the way

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There are a few small creeks. They usually do not reach Rio Grande and dry out somewhere below the mountain. Most New Mexico rivers are seasonal - dry in the summer, but running in the spring...
Posted Aug 29, 2009 10:24 am

yatsekRe: On the way

yatsek

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Rattlesnakes?
Posted Aug 29, 2009 3:27 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: On the way

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Yes, but they are not too aggressive. I stepped over many rattles, and they did not bite. They disappear once you get over 3000 m.
Posted Aug 29, 2009 8:10 pm

yatsekRe: On the way

yatsek

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Sounds like they're quite like European vipers - you just have to be careful where you step/sit. Do they go away when they sense the ground shaking under one's feet? Over here you just keep hitting the ground with a sturdy stick while walking over grassy terrain packed with vipers.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 2:36 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: On the way

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A few times I saw rattlesnakes I nearly step on them. I did not try to scare it or create some noise. They appear actually pretty harmless. I think the young ones are the most dangerous - tend to release poison, the old ones bite just dry (without releasing poison since we are too huge for them).
Posted Aug 30, 2009 8:03 pm

yatsekRe: On the way

yatsek

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How big/little are the young ones, i.e. is it easy to spot them against the ground?
Posted Sep 8, 2009 4:44 am

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on Aug 28, 2009 11:12 pm

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