Returning to the summit from exploring the dead end of a nearby trail, I log another first. Perched up there, in the shadow of the eave of the signboard marking the summit of Driskill Mountain in Louisiana, is a black spider with a red mark on the back of its abdomen. Hmm, let me look closer. No, not exactly an hourglass. N’wait, yeah, it is. Yep, it is an hourglass. Behold a black widow! Score! Highest spider in the state! Also my first black widow.