Our trip into the rarified air at 14,000+ feet of altitude allowed me to spot a number of these cool little critters although only one wanted to cooperate for pictures. I keyed in on its distinctive ‘bark’ and was able to spot it as it sat on its rocky perch, taking a break. With a good bit of snow lingering in the Colorado high country, it is probably a bit tough for these guys to begin their gathering for next winter. While it is somewhat green up there now, it isn’t as abundant as normal with the flora being slow to awaken thanks to colder-than-normal temperatures the last couple of months.
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