ATTACKED BY SNAKE AT SANTIAGO OAKS
It was scary for a split second. There was a snake on the trail (see fifth photo) at Santiago Oaks, located just next to Irvine Park in the Anaheim Hills region of the northwestern Santa Ana Mountains. SA is like a Disneyland for mountain bikers -- but with snakes!!!
Yesterday, joined by Ed Korb and Krampin' Kennedy, we did what we consider one of the world's Top Ten 2-hour mountain bike routes: 11.1 miles with nearly 2000 ft. of elevation gain up Chutes Trail >>>> up to Barham Ridge, >>>>down and up Deer >>> go east on Anaheim Trail, back to Robber's Roost (first photo), down Yucca Ridge to >>>>> long climb up Bumblebee then down>>>>> Yucca Ridge again to Coachwhip, big climb back to Barham Ridge>>>>> then beeline it to the Irvine park parking lot -- before that snake attacks again!!!