I hate snakes especially those that rattle!! Just watch where you're walking & the same thing goes for your hands. My buddy almost got bit in Montana a couple of years ago, he was climbing up the side of a hill & the wind was blowing so hard he couldn't hear the rattler, his hand was only a foot or so from it before he seen it. I guess that rattler had a conscious & let him slide!
unit 17,along the corridor,where exactly has yet to be determined.(probably pretty close to the same area)--how did you do?-i'm thinking snakes will not be an issue,other than they are protected.
I was in 19 / 20 along the Salmon from Mackay Bar up to White Water Ranch, thats a long way from 17. I did not harvest a sheep.
In my opinion you will most likely not have a problem with snakes. This may or may not be true but it seems like the further you go upstream (higher elevation) the fewer you see. I hunted in Hells Canyon last week from Eagle Creek downstream and saw three in just one day, all at fairly low elevations closer to the river.
What are you hunting?
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...