The ‘New’ Sierra Hiker

Hiker never had a chance, never heard the rattler hissing over his music. Snake warned, had time to wind up and strike!

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Amid sage and manzanita, you hear the rattle before you see the snake, if you listen. All Photos: C. Cusumano
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Snow and Palisade Glacier seen from a slope across the canyon.
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Second Lake, Pine Creek Trail, a wilderness cathedral
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Author communed with this Jeffery pine.
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Snowmelt sings a gregarious tune.

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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