I almost stepped on this little beauty. It’s my first snake photo/sighting/handling and I’m not sure it’s proper ID but I could assume it’s a baby garter snake. It’s also not easy to take a photo of said snake while holding it in your right hand and trying to press the shutter with your left. It was gently placed in the brush promptly after this was taken.
The recently completed (October 4th) snowshoe hut along the Lower Kit Carson Loop trail at Mt Spokane. This will make things a lot nicer in the winter. Someplace to catch your breath and warm up, snack, regroup, wouldn’t be surprised to find someone taking a nap.