Near Paradise lodge while heading home on the trail. Very far below-but distinctions for ID such as stature and ear formation are still visible.
Animal was perched on a rock on the way up to White Pine Lake, in the Waasatch range of Utah. The picture attached is not clear, but this pitka is centered in the middle of the picture, on the flat rock.
The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a diurnal species of pika, is found in the mountains of western North America, usually in boulder fields at or above the tree line. They are herbivorous, smaller relatives of rabbits and hares.