The Lord God said to the serpent,
“Cursed are you more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you will go,
And dust you will eat
All the days of your life;
Cerro De Las Antenas.
It’s a winding, weaving, waving way, not very wide.
The dirt path caresses the mountain, textured, rising, summoning, and then dipping into valleys, as if you walked over stagnant waves of the sea. Its width delimited, by leafy foliage, almost tunneled, reminiscent of a jungle only still distinguished as itself by the cacti and the particular solemnity of the soil.
There’s a prologue of this nature. Then there’s a threshold that marks the beginning of this journey.
Cerró de las Antenas also called Sendero de las Víboras.
Located in Cabo San Lucas, one of the most popular hiking paths Cerro de las Antenas aka Sendero De las Viboras, this circuit part dirt road, part mountain/enduro bike trail is about 6.9km (4.3 miles) has one of the best bird-eye view over Cabo San Lucas and the Bay. Find out how to get there and more information and photos about Cerró de las Antennas Here.
Sendero de las Víboras.
Literally Translated as Path Of The Snakes.
I’ve lived my whole life in Cabo. I grew up here. I’ve heard of rattlesnakes. I’m aware that if you find one you should call the firemen instead of killing it because they’re endangered.
That said. I’ve never seen one.
I’ve never seen a single one.
Genesis 3:14 ish
The Lord God said something like:
Yesterday as I hicked, and took pictured for this article I ran into the first rattlesnake I’ve ever seen I’m my life. By “ran in” I mean: As I unseemingly walked, minding my own business, ancestral instincts kept me from finishing my stride on to what was a perfectly normal continuous segment of the path. Light brown, freckled with spots of brown rocks, exactly what the grown looks like.
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
The western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) is a venomous rattlesnake and part of the Viper family, found in the southwestern United States and Mexico. It is responsible for the majority of snakebite fatalities in northern Mexico and the greatest number of snakebites in the U.S.
Adults grow up to 120 cm (4 ft) in length. It’s the second largest-bodied species of rattlesnake. The color pattern consists of dusty-looking gray-brown ground color. This ground color is overlaid dorsally with a series body blotches that are dark gray-brown to brown in color. Some blotches may be somewhat rectangular, some hexagonal, and eventually take on a distinctive diamond shape, hence the name “diamondback rattlesnake”. The tail has two to eight black bands separated by ash white or pale gray interspaces.
As I was saying: Light brown, freckled with spots of brown rocks, exactly what the grown looks like.
Oh! did I mention the ground had a rattle?
Here are the Antenas.
A little bit after this another. Another Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.
I saw two snakes. My first two rattlesnakes. My first two Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. You’ll forgive me if I took this as a bad omen and gave up on summoning this hike.
Youll have to take pictures of the view you self.
Cerro de las Antenas is a Public Gallery of Organic Sculptures. Heres a few of my favorite:
A Albino Tree.
The Polkadot Boulder.
The Flat Boulder.
Tall Snake Tree.