We came across a real show-stopper a bit further down the trail. This amazing Collared Lizard, (aka Common Collared Lizard) was sunning itself on a sandy spot alongside the trail. This was a nice male, and the males are said to be highly territorial. Our attention didn't seem to bother him at all, and he remained on his spot as we hiked on.
As the weather warmed, we did see a few butterflies, including this Dainty Sulphur and Checkered White.
All-in-all, a great morning's hike!