I must be the only person in the Pacific Northwest who can’t get a decent picture of a squirrel! They are everywhere this time of year and I tried this morning, during my training run, to snap several pics and they must have known it, because they kept avoiding me at just the perfect time. I then went rock climbing with my kids and remembered that we saw several of these little guys at Smith Rocks State Park.

marmot 2

This is the yellow bellied marmot and they are everywhere in central/southern Oregon. They were willing to pose for pictures at all times!


If you are interested in learning more about what Smith Rocks State Park is like and what a great time my crazy family had climbing for four days, then check out this post, “A family vacation that really Rocked!”

alex and i

Hopefully I will be able to find a critter closer to home for tomorrow!

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