|Marmot admiring scenery|
|Marmot hiding in shadows|
|Whitebark pine cones|
Grizzly bears raid the middens in the fall, and the seeds provide them with essential high quality nutrition for pregnant sows before winter hibernation.
|Immature Whitebark Pine cones have a characteristic dark purple color|
The whitebark pine was recently denied consideration for listing as an endangered species.