Pika Love at Horsetail Falls
August 10, 2016
Have I mentioned I love the American Pika? Today I hiked around the Horsetail Falls area in the Columbia River Gorge, hoping to see these cute little critters.
I overslept a bit so didn’t expect to see any since I arrived later than planned. But LOOK, he popped his little head up as if to say “Here I am!”.
I ended up seeing two and hearing at least 2 others in the distance.
A couple of families stopped to ask what I was capturing with my camera and I think I convinced one kid playing Pokemon Go to seek out Pika instead of Poke!!
As long as I was above Horsetail Falls I decided to hike in to Ponytail Falls.
I watched for more Pika all the way back down, but I think they were in Siesta Mode.
I DID see a Robin!
Back at the bottom of the trail and surprised at how few people were gathered around Horsetail Falls, I grabbed a shot of it while there. I look forward to comparing it to the shot I took in January when the falls were raging and ice formed along the rocks.
At the very bottom of the falls, the water level was low enough I could climb down the rocks and take a shot at creek level.
Here’s my little Pika friend again for your enjoyment. Did I already say I love these little critters?!