Every day for the past 6 years, Slim came to this location and the gate was locked. Slim was beginning to think he would never see what was on the other side of the gate. Maybe it just wasn't meant to be. It was pretty disheartening for Slim the Snake especially when he returned to the den every day and all the other snakes snickered at him. It didn't do much for his self esteem.
Los Angeles National Forest, Old Ridge Route Road 2012