Look in the top flower and you'll see a bee's butt.
Tracks found in the snow on a ridge well above Sabrina Lake, CA.
On October 4, 2013, the XplorMor team was hiking Big Pine Canyon, Inyo National Forest, California, USA when we saw a Wooly Bear caterpillar.
Timberline Tarns live up to their name. The tree line ends just above them. The photo detail shows one of the highest stands of pines in the area, just over 11,000 feet. The absolute highest are probably on the shores of Bishop Lake a little further upstream.
Five-petaled wildflower near a stream feeding Bishop Creek, above Long Lake on the Bishop Pass trail. Midsummer. Elevation around 3,100 m /10,300'.
A white five petaled star shaped alpine flower growing in a talus field on the approach to Cloudripper from the north. Inconsolable Range, Sierra Nevada, probably above 12,000 feet elevation.
Anecdotal only, no photo unfortunately.
While backpacking at Long Lake near Bishop, a weasel ran through our campsite during breakfast. It seemed pretty nonchalant about our presence, but it still moved through and away at a good pace.
Found this single one while fishing Hidden Lake
a nice looking wildflower on the john muir trail earlier this year.
Location approximate to Kings Canyon NP. We weren't right on the John Muir trail, but traveling in that general direction. Photo taken before I got to the Palisades view, so I'm guessing on location and alpine lake system.
Edit: it looks like this observation is right on the dividing line between Rana sierrae and R. muscosa. Guessing on the ID too I guess. If anyone can help, please do.
Pretty high up - surprised to find this guy. This location is approximate I was on the John Muir trail in Dusy Basin.
My first (and only) web-toed salamander! This location is approximate I was on the John Muir trail in Dusy Basin.