close encounters with the slithering kind

Horsetooth Mountain Park, in the foothills of the Front Range, is just west of Fort Collins, Colorado. It’s named for the odd shape of the rocks at the top of the mountain ridges. I guess they kinda look like horse teeth? You tell me.

If you do hike there, be smart. A rattlesnake almost got me on the way back down. Yikes!

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