That Friday Christine and I hiked around Maroon Bells morning and mid day. Had the place to ourselves. It was just us and the sheriff officer that pulled me over for speeding. Lol. We used chemical hand warmers early on, as it was in the low 30s upon arrival. With bagged lunches and candy bars, we put in over six hours at about 9500ft. above sea level. About thirty minutes along the trail, we were somewhat shocked to see a rather fun character amongst the rock piles. My wife had an intimate fifteen minutes with a couple of these furry buggars. She shot these handheld with the 7D and 100-400mm. in shutter priority. It was a treat to get these so easily. American Pika Ochotona princeps She had a blast. And was lucky to get nice light. At the end of the hike, I wanted to get another look at Maroon Bells before we left. As luck would have it, there was a moose feeding in the water. What kind of trick does it take to get bull moose and pika on same hike??? I think she shot the moose with 5Diii. Thanks for looking.