Great looking pics. That snake looks like a duplicate of the one I saw on Upper Deep Creek on Saturday. The thing about my encounter was that the snake was stretched out, so I got a little closer to take a pic. I think the snake was just trying to chill out during the afternoon heat. I was still wary of getting too close since it was a long and difficult hike out to the truck. Great looking brookies. Seems the Sams Creek restoration is going great and was well worth doing contrary to some peoples opinions.