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!

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