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South Fork San Juaquin River, Kings Canyon National Park, CA (Google, OSM)
37.2067985535, -118.8079986572
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One of the lowest elevation pikas I'd heard or seen in quite sometime (about 8,000 feet). Likely as a result of global warming, their range has gone up about 1,000 feet + in the last 100 years. As recently as the 80s and 90s I would routinely hear pikas in the lower part of the canyon here.

Mar. 26, 2008 04:25:09 -0700
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American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
gdurkee's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by gdurkee over 6 years ago (Flag)
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Great info! According to google earth the lat/lon is at about 8450ft. Is this location relatively precise? I see talus both up and downstream from the point.

If you have any additional information on locations where you used to see pika in the past it could be very useful.

Posted by joaaelst over 3 years ago (Flag)
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American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by loarie about 3 years ago (Flag)
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Gray-headed Pika - Photo (c) Justin Johnsen (Justin.Johnsen), some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
justin2's ID: Gray-headed Pika (Ochotona princeps ssp. schisticeps)
Posted by justin2 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sekihiker's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
Posted by sekihiker over 1 year ago (Flag)
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American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
gdurkee's ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
American Pika - Photo (c) Daniele Colombo, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: American Pika (Ochotona princeps)
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Gray-headed Pika - Photo (c) Justin Johnsen (Justin.Johnsen), some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
justin2's ID: Gray-headed Pika (Ochotona princeps ssp. schisticeps)

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