The re-occurring theme: Notice #3 is reaching into all the potential snake bit caches. Hey, someone has to take the pictures, and its my camera. ha ha.
On to the last cache of the day, and before we get to the reservoir...This one was named "Floating Cows". Didn't really understand what that meant until we got there. Black dots out in the distance are "floating cows" on the now mostly empty reservoir.
So this brings me back to the last cache. Just before arriving, we discover the cache is being guarded by a Bull Snake. I think the snake is trying to tell us "DO NOT ENTER, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK". So we proceed to the cache anyway!
For obvious reasons which will become clear, we don't have any pictures of the last cache, but I will tell you about it. So we amble off the rigs and start climbing around the rocks on the downhill side of the road, when we hear this very distinctive "rattle sound". WE FREEZE. #3 and I are several feet apart, him being farther downhill. Before I could get out the words "Rattle Snake", all I see is dust where my son had just been standing! We heard the snake rattle a couple of more times as I moved away.
The good thing is, 1. we only heard it and didn't see it, and 2. because the rattling encouraged #3 to move, it put him in a better position to find the cache! Ye Aw.
Onto more riding and exploring. Here we are riding out in the dry reservoir bed. Passed these floating cows once, but on the way back they decided to act like we were rounding them up to go to market.
More views of around the reservoir.