Re: Winter Visit and Snake Spotting

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Posted by SteveS on October 25, 2001 at 12:13:09:

In Reply to: Winter Visit and Snake Spotting posted by Bryan on October 25, 2001 at 09:47:17:

I like DV in all seasons, but winter is good, can get cold at night.

>Am I crazy?

YES, but I think everyone except me is crazy. :-)

>I may well hire a 4X drive.

Do you mean Rent a 4X drive, or have someone in a 4X drive you around? Most rentals don't want you off the pavment. I would say a 4x is a good idea. Where you can travel depends alot on the snow level, I carry tire chains for all winter desert travel. No matter where you go, check at the vistor center first.

>I have never seen a snake >Is Winter a good time >and does anyone know any good spots to catch a >glimpse of some snakes?

Zoos? I only have seen one snake in DV over the last 10 years, and he was REAL MAD, I think that was Oct, 99. My wife was suprised when I started taking her to the desert, she had the idea that deserts are covered with deadly snakes, what was she thinking?

Wish I could be more help, but depending on the type of winter we have, it hard to know where you can travel, and snakes in the winter are rare anyway.

Good luck, and have fun

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