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17 Miles, Rattlesnake, Rolled Ankle

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rattler on the trail today, all coiled up and ready to strike. And that rattle was going going going. Good thing we were in the woods, managed to find a very long stick, and coaxed him a ways down the hill so we could pass.

Lunch - sun on my back. Love it!

Then, with about 3 miles to go I rolled my ankle. Was able to hike out at a fairly decent pace. Time to R.I.C.E., I have another hike coming up next Sunday.

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FLORNH 10/24/2012 6:29AM

    I'm so glad poisonous snakes are few and far between here in southern NH and I don't think there are any in the White Mountains.

I have a problem with rolling my ankle at the end of hikes too. I just started an exercise program to strengthen the muscles around my ankles to make it more stable. Glad you were able to hike out.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 10/23/2012 10:41PM

    Looks lime the top of Mt. Wilson?

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RECREATING_ME 10/20/2012 12:17AM

    Thank goodness that no one was hurt by that rattler!

So sorry to hear about your ankle emoticon I've twisted mine enough to know what a pain it is to deal with. I hope it is feeling better so you can go on this weekend's hike!

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IUHRYTR 10/17/2012 8:07AM

    Be well. Looks like lesson learned is to always carry a long stick. emoticon Enjoyed the pictures. Thanks. -- Lou

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MARLINDA5 10/15/2012 9:46PM

    Nice picture of you :)

The picture where you hiked is so beautiful

good job on getting rid of the snake - ugh

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MJ7DM33 10/15/2012 5:30PM

  Take care of your ankle! WOW! you handled the rattler well! emoticon that you got 17 miles done!

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IGSBETH 10/15/2012 1:09PM

    Sounds like an adventure for sure!

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BOVEY63 10/15/2012 1:02PM

    I hope your ankle is doing better. That snake would have had me totally freaked out!

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CATMAGNET 10/15/2012 9:06AM

    What a beautiful day to hike! I'm sorry that you had to deal with a rolled ankle, but hopefully it will heal up in time for your next hike!

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DEBRA0818 10/15/2012 6:49AM

    You sound so matter of fact about it all -- the sign of a person who truly accepts whatever happens. Sorry you rolled your ankle, but what a great day!

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MALEXANDER4 10/15/2012 6:09AM

    Thank you for sharing the pics. I love seeing your hikes. Rattle snakes? I think I will continue my walks at home down our quiet dirt road where a squirrel or two is about all I come up on. lol.

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ANDYLIN90 10/15/2012 2:42AM

    You would think a rattlesnake encounter would be enough for one hike!!! I'm sorry about your ankle and hope RICEing it helps and you will be back on the trail soon. I live in the Sonoran Desert so rattlers are not an uncommon occurance, but it is always startling to come up on one, especially coiled and in the middle of the trail.

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PHEBESS 10/15/2012 12:20AM

    Wow, I'm impressed with how you dealt with that snake! I'd probably have turned around and selected a different route. Like maybe in a major city!

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NORWOODGIRL 10/14/2012 11:21PM

    How calm you sound. I'd freak out if there was a rattlesnake around. There are no poisonous snakes here and I am GLAD!

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ELSTAMEY 10/14/2012 11:13PM

    I think I know what RICE means, but can only get Rest Ice... :)

I hope the ankle feels better tomorrow. Those soft tissue things can be wild cards. So definitely do the resting and icing. :)

The hike looked BEAUTIFUL! Do you stop to take a lot of pictures? I would have LOVED a picnic table on my hike Saturday. I'm jealous! :)

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DOLLFACEDX 10/14/2012 11:11PM

    did some rock-crawling and hiking today - fun times!

take care of that ankle emoticon

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