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Hiking in Rattlesnake Country

Hiking in Rattlesnake Country

Wildlife
Rattlesnakes are a common feature in the western United States. Hikers can potentially come across one while on the trail, so knowing what to do can be important to prevent injury. How to Identify a Rattlesnake The Western Diamondback rattlesnake is part of the pit viper family of snakes. The holes on the triangular head of the snake allow it to detect the heat of prey. The other obvious sign of a rattlesnake is their distinctive rattle, which can be visible on the tail, and heard when one approaches a snake. The venom produced by the Western Diamondback can cause swelling, pain, bleeding, edema, and tissue necrosis. How to Prepare to Hike in Rattlesnake Country If planning to hike in an area that has rattlesnakes, think of what to bring ahead of time. Wear leather hiking b...
Things to Do in Stanley Park, Canada

Things to Do in Stanley Park, Canada

Travel
Since the 1880s, Vancouver residents and visitors have prized the 1,000 acres of Stanley Park. Wildlife, old-growth forest, and many activities make Stanley Park a favorite Vancouver day trip with travelers. Things to Do in Stanley Park – Seawall, Gardens, Hiking Stanley Park is named for Lord Stanley, who was Governor General of Canada in 1888 when the park officially opened. From circumnavigating the park on the Stanley Park seawall to hiking the forested trails, this Vancouver park is home to many activities and famous sights. Malkin Bowl: Summer home to Theatre Under the Stars as well as various concerts, the Malkin Bowl is a fantastic venue to enjoy arts and Vancouver’s lovely summer weather. Play golf: An 18-hole pitch-and-putt sits on the western shore of Lost Lagoon...