1. What? A 15,000-pound Western Diamondback rattlesnake at McDowell Mountain Regional Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona? Yep, you heard right! There's a newly birthed, seven-and-a-half-ton rattlesnake—slide, that is—complete with a rattle tail spinner, in the park's brand new playground. But that's not all—there's also a cactus climber, climbing boulders connected by a spider web, a cactus balance beam, and a stepping stone adorned with a rattlesnake, flowers, and a tarantula.

    Team Gritty was at McDowell Park when the playground construction came to life—literally, we were camped just across from it—and of course, we had to find out what all the commotion was about….

    For the lowdown, visit: grittypress.com/trail-dust-blog/2014/01/15000-pounds-of-rattlesnake/

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  2. Team Gritty captures a time-lapse of the winter sun rising above the Superstition Mountains at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction, Arizona.

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  3. What does it look and sound like when more than 20,000 Sandhill Cranes soar into the air? Team Gritty found out on one of its latest adventures, this time to Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in McNeal, Arizona….

    For the full adventure, visit: grittypress.com/trail-dust-blog/2014/02/snowbirds/

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  4. While out on a morning stroll in the wilds of Paradise Valley, Montana, Team Gritty barely manages to avoid an attack by twin pogo beasts….

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  5. From our camper, Team Gritty watched a massive lightning storm approach Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Six rock climbers were trying to descend the laccolith—we saw the tiny lights of their headlamps moving in the inky nightscape, and heard their voices between the wild wind, lightning cracks, and booming thunder. The next morning we chatted with a rock climber and he said that a couple of the climbers' rappel ropes got hung up on cracks during their descent, so they all had to spend the night up there until help arrived in the morning. Must’ve been quite a view from up there….

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