Holes leading underground to an ant hive. The collecting end of their trail followed mine for at least 100 feet before disappearing into the foliage. Many carried large light colored seeds or other plant parts.
Darkling beetles, I believe? Body length was very roughly 30 mm, large ones.
Flowering plant 3 on Sweetwater Trail, growing in a creek.
Flowering plant 2 on Sweetwater Trail.
Note - flowers look wrong for Phacelia.
Flowering plant on Sweetwater Trail
Wyethia near Salmon Falls