The August monsoonal rains have left us with an amazing amount of globemallows blooming out on the desert. In some places we see more than in the spring.
The kids scrambled down to the bottom, sometimes sliding. (Sorry, moms, if their pants are a little extra worn!)
Success! Snake skins were all over. The kids wanted the longest one and ones with heads.
It was so easy to find them that they soon each had several.
We couldn't stay too long, but they each had more than they could use.
I found a dead rattlesnake nearby. I'm not sure what killed it, but it looked fairly fresh.