Woke up at about 6ish. Had a slow morning and got on the trail an hour late. Had some moderate declines and inclines. Was a pretty average day, until I started to drop into the valley. About a mile from the bottom, I bumped into a solid 3 foot dark brown rattler. He didn’t even rattle at all, until I started to try to push him off the trail. It was a solid stand off, neither sides were backing down. After 45 minutes of jousting, I was able to push him far enough off the trail to sneak by. Seeing two rattlers in two days, hoping tomorrow brings me better odds. I hit the North Fork Feather River. I just needed some time to relax and recover from rattlers shaking me out of my shoes. Got back on the trail, my legs felt like I was starting the day again. I was taking tons and tons of breaks today. Eventually, Baldor caught up when I was chatting with an older couple. It was weird, it felt like I hadn’t seen him forever, but it was only one day. Sped off to catch up with Impala to call it a night.