(Melissa, Me, Lisa)
The good news is that we saw a Pika. The bad news is that there are no photos. (yet...will definitely return with proper lens). We (Zac, Lisa, Melissa, and I) wanted to go for a hike on Saturday but the July 4th weekend in the Tahoe area is like a freaking bloody circus so we weren't really sure where to go to escape the peoples. We didn't really get away completely, but after a mile, no one was on the trail.
Pika! It's been a few years since I've seen I've seen one - last time was backpacking in the Tetons in 2007. So it was about time for a pikapikapika sighting. Pikas make me happy. I don't think I'd care to live in a world without Pikas (or pandas or sea turtles either for that matter). We watched this little guy for a pretty long time, taking in his ridiculously adorable pika-ness. Gahh! Pikas!
We're headed up towards the Lassen area for the next couple days for work and hoping that maybe we'll get a chance to head up to the park in the afternoon and locate some more pikas. Pikas! That is all. Blue Monday