Sage common in subalpine meadows
Tufted grass common at subalpine elevations
Lodgepole pine growing around 11,700 feet elevation on the west ridge of Mount Conness. This was the highest individual I noticed.
Stout brown-black grasshopper or cricket
Grasshopper with two distinct yellow stripes on back, yellowish wings, and a short frog-like hop
Common subalpine meadow ground cover
Riparian subalpine flower
Giant caddisfly larva. A strange alpine freshwater doppleganger of a marine hermit crab.
Calls only no sightings. Several individuals. Talus on south shore of Young Lake, Yosemite. Photo of habitat.
Calls only. Talus near Mount Conness. Active colony near our backpacking camp.
Below the forest along Saddlebag Lake...
It looked a lot like the Bay Area's Brownie Thistle.
Cool, little solitary paintbrush.