Had some lower wing damage.
This tree resides at a remarkable overlook of Lake Tahoe. The photo looks west and on the skyline just left of the tree, under the lower branches, you can see Castle Peak.
We were sitting behind a rock eating lunch when I heard a squeak and a hawk zoomed by, just a foot or so overhead, I felt the whoosh of air, and realized the squeak was the squirrel in it's talons.
"Lookout", several large junipers nearby
At first I thought these might be Crossbills, but the white wing bars make me think Pine Grosbeak. Three observed.
Observed above 7,000ft.
20 plants... Lining Rosewood Creek
large and mean-looking!
I know I should be ashamed of myself for not knowing this...
Resting on the water surface in a high altitude meadow pool.
Terrible lighting, but happy to have this favorite species finally in my iNat files
Sort of a photo trick
Dang but these guys are cute
The Mountain subspecies
Very direct straight trail intersecting snow-covered walking path. I distinguished it from dog tracks based on two things: straight path (vs wandering dog tracks seen), and time of day, snowfall was fresh from the night before and there was only two other sets of human tracks in the snow, one with a large wandering dog and the other a family with no dog. I'm a fairly novice tracker, and have little experience tracking in snow.
Two stems, about 30 and 40 cm. diam.
Seed cones, no pollen cones found.
Leaf gland present.
Only Juniper seen along trail from Mt. Rose pass.
Found this deceased in the trail. Appeared matted in couple places, as though mouthed.