Caterpillar pic taken near Spooner Lake
single bird drinking from an ice-lined pool of a waterfall on the Mt. Rose trail; about 9,300'; observed two other Clark's nutcrackers higher up as well; white-bark pines, one of the preferred food sources for the Clark's were observed from about 9,750' and higher.
Leaves mostly at base
Calyx lobe spotted
Growing under the lip of a rock in small waterfall area.
I'm leaning toward C. pilosa given the location just north of Tahoe, but I'm not seeing much to distinguish it from C. nana based on morphology. Bracts look pretty pointy and don't seem white OR green margined.
I need to remember to smell these things.
This one's for you, Scott.