Not many people were out hiking today, perhaps due to some clouds earlier, so we have this temperate, sunny afternoon on Arthur’s Rock to ourselves. It’s the perfect hike for the day, the grass is long and yellow, the leaves are starting to turn, there isn’t a breath of wind, and the trail climbs just enough to keep us filling our lungs with fall air. We see a baby rattlesnake, the first we’ve seen on our outings in Northern Colorado. Probably because we don’t have the noisy trekking poles along today. Jezze is back to chasing things after recovering from a limp, but thankfully leaves the snake alone.