four pikas one was harvesting.
Boulder field below pass on south side of Slide Creek. No Photo of pika. Pika seen 100 meters lower and 1/4 mile north west of Lat Long location on a bearing of 300 degrees.
This observation was from a friend.
These were taken at the Ira Springs trailhead (approximately 2100') on 8/13 at approximately 5pm. Other than the spot on his right side he seemed healthy.
Three American Pika were observed east of the Red Vista Road.
The temperature was 82F., with a cloud cover of 35%, no precipitation at the time of observation (rain the night before), no wind, aspect NE to N, surrounding vegetation was mostly forest. Both areas of Pika observation (separation of approximately 350 feet) were in anthropogenic material associated with the former road. In one case Pika was observed in a resting state and others were moving in and out of the rip rap or rock fields. They were auditory at times, no haypiles were found and no obvious scat signs. One of the animals was observed for approximately twenty minutes.