This turtle was awesome.
Another hiker found him at the top of the mountain.
When he first showed it to us, the turtle's head was completely hiding in its shell.
After a while, the turtle decided to poke its head out and check out the scenario, and us.
As you can see, both the shell and the turtle's body is this incredible art deco combination of yellow and black in all sorts of cool geometric shapes.
In the Fall season's leaves, I imagine this turtle blends right on in--making it am even more amazing find today.
The guy holding the turtle put him down for a second, and this turtle was almost off and running at turtle speed.
Cute little fellow!
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)