Noob to ER, been riding for 3 years, reading ER for 2. Must say you all are some grumpy, cynical, funny people and I love it. I definitely feel I "belong" here with you all. Anyways, I've been meaning to join for a long time now, but just did today. I rode Kill tonight, went down the easy trail, did the loop bothways, headed down to cross the creek. Rode the otherside clockwise on the loop and headed back to the creek. By now I was uber tired, and shaken silly from that B**** of a trail, and I think its a good thing. On approach to the biggest log I hit both brakes 100%, screeching fn halt. Right side of the trail about 2 feet before the log was the biggest Copperhead I've ever seen. Im not sure if it was there when I jumped the log going the other way, but there it was, all coiled up. Kinda freaked out, walked the bike to the left a good 20 feet and rode on. Wish I had my phone with me for "proof" for all of you cynical people, but there is no doubt in my mind that it was for sure a f'n COPPERHEAD!