I took this pic on a recent mtn bike ride (I think it was on Oct 21) which is pretty late for these guys to still be out and about.
He was only about 12" long and maybe 3/4" in diameter at his fattest. Looked healthy and well fed for a 1st year baby. He was in the middle of a fire road trail and we "tickled" him with a long grass stem (about 24" long) to get him to move into the brush and off the road after taking his pic.* The "rocks" in the pic are about the size of fish-tank gravel.
*Note: No critters were harmed in the taking of this photograph or afterward either.