First up, let's just get this one out of the way. As it was, quite literally, in my way on the trail I was walking. When I asked about how common the fer de lance was in the area I was told that not all that long ago a female had apparently given birth nearby as they were seeing a lot of small ones. And so I was hoping to see one, and sure enough there was a small one right on the edge of the path. Pretty snakes, but best to see them and not step on them as they can be a bit aggressive.
This spider was one of several large ones I saw on tree trunks. Many others were on the ground and there were some truly enormous web-making spiders (Nephila clavipes) as well.