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Pristine Hike in the Pioneers

Sawtooth National Forest, ID

all seasons in one day 88 °F

Today my family planned on hiking up to a high alpine ridge called PK Pass; however, the road was blocked off due to it being washed out so we hiked up the beautiful forest road through a secluded valley in the Pioneer Mountains instead! Make lemonade out of lemons!

Male WILSON'S WARBLER:
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Male WESTERN TANAGER:
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Many butterflies were along the trail including this guy!
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RED-TAILED HAWK:
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Dusky/Hammond's Flycatcher:
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YELLOW-RUMPED "Audubon" WARBLER:
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Ate lunch on a boulder at this beautiful location!
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Pine Squirrel:
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Male LAZULI BUNTING:
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Family of CHUKARS on the way home:
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Stay tuned! I am going owling soon!

Good birding,

Henry
World Life List: 931 Species (no recent life birds)

Posted by skwclar 17:36 Archived in USA

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The butterfly is one of the Western Fritillaries- there are several kinds, all pretty similar to each other. We have different ones in the Midwest, all beautiful. What scenery!

by Liz Cifani

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