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The excitement of the rattlesnake incident behind me, I return my focus to the hike away from Butcher Knife Canyon A rattlesnake startles me as I approach this big boulder along the Butcher Knife Canyon streamThumbnailsMany burned pine cones are scattered on the ground around hereA rattlesnake startles me as I approach this big boulder along the Butcher Knife Canyon streamThumbnailsMany burned pine cones are scattered on the ground around hereA rattlesnake startles me as I approach this big boulder along the Butcher Knife Canyon streamThumbnailsMany burned pine cones are scattered on the ground around hereA rattlesnake startles me as I approach this big boulder along the Butcher Knife Canyon streamThumbnailsMany burned pine cones are scattered on the ground around hereA rattlesnake startles me as I approach this big boulder along the Butcher Knife Canyon streamThumbnailsMany burned pine cones are scattered on the ground around here

It looks like only a few vehicles have travelled up the wash here since the final spring rains. Their tracks are visible, but smoothed out, with the texture of animal tracks superimposed on them.