The claw-like pincers on their abdomen appear robust for such a slender creature. Not much is known about its life cycle or niche. Other members of this family are known to deliver painful bites so it is prudent to avoid handling them.
Details of the:
Common name: Cryptopid Centipede
Scientific Name: Theatops californiensis
Other Names: Stone Centipede
Size (Adult, Length): 10mm to 65mm (0.39in to 2.56in)
Identifying Colors: brown; red; tan; orange
Additional Descriptors: legs, pincers
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): California; Oregon; Washington; British Columbia
* Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.