I haven't seen a rattlesnake on the trail yet in the mornings, but one morning I did hear one. It was under a bush, right past where I walked. There is a warning sign at the visitor center and I stop and read it VERY CAREFULLY often! The morning I heard one, I instantly, instinctively FROZE and then, after moving my head and locating the source of the sound, I moved slowly away from it. READ the RATTLESNAKE sign!
ABC Wednesday for May 19, 2010.