Today’s photos come from a new contributor, Deborah Davis. Her comments are indented, and you can click on the photos to enlarge them.
These photos are from a road trip to the eastern Sierras last July. I drove down to San Diego to pick up my road trip partner (we do 2-3 of these kinds of trips per year), and then we spent 9 days living out of my truck and hiking the Sierras. Two of the photos are a couple of lakes along the Mosquito Flats trail, which was my favorite hike of the entire trip. The other lake photo is Convict Lake, named for a group of convicts who escaped from jail in Carson City NV, and were cornered by a local posse there. I love the different colored rock layers in the mountains in the background.
The last photo is also from the Mosquito Flats trail, from a pile of rocks right along the trail. There’s a pika (Ochotona princeps, I think) in the rocks, so this is an extremely easy ‘spot the…’ photo. He’s worth the spot; he’s pretty cute.
Can you spot the pika?