I don't trespass on people's land, but I'm reading a lot of you have had problems with trespassers. There is a lot of ranchland that is quite beautiful near where I live but is private land, so I never go on it. But I'd like to. Is there a commonly accepted way of asking for permission to walk on someone's land, solely for the purpose of, say, getting on top of a hill to enjoy the vista, or taking photos of spring wildflowers? What kinds of precautions would need to be taken to prevent the landowner from fearing liability issues if you fall down or step on a rattlesnake or something?