I was riding up Cholla on a very empty Friday at Aliso, and to my surprise I came across a 3-4 foot long Garter snake. It interrupted my climb (not that i can clean it in one try anyways) but was pretty cool to see it slither right across the trail. Several years ago while hiking our group found a small rattler. it was sitting in a bush alongside the trail, and luckily warned us with its rattle. Anyone else have experiences with snakes/rattlers on trails?