In the distance somewhere is a snow leopard.
In the distance somewhere is a snow leopard.
Tibetan partridges climb a hillside.
Tibetan partridges climb a hillside.
Even though we were at above 4000 m in the valleys, snow seemed only to stick at the peaks.
Even though we were at above 4000 m in the valleys, snow seemed only to stick at the peaks.
Dale was a concentrated observer.
Dale was a concentrated observer.
I spent most of the time cracking jokes!
I spent most of the time cracking jokes!
The locals were very courteous. They invited us in to enjoy yak-butter tea.
The locals were very courteous. They invited us in to enjoy yak-butter tea.
Pouring some yak-butter tea. Not everyone's favorite, but I liked it.
Pouring some yak-butter tea. Not everyone's favorite, but I liked it.
View from the window out into a wide valley.
View from the window out into a wide valley.
The scenery was always spell-binding.
The scenery was always spell-binding.
Dale dips his toes in the water on his way to retrieve his camera trap.
Dale dips his toes in the water on his way to retrieve his camera trap.
Back at our host family's house for more yak butter tea.
Back at our host family's house for more yak butter tea.
The family was very patient with us, this being their first experience hosting westerners and our first experience being hosted by Tibetans!
The family was very patient with us, this being their first experience hosting westerners and our first experience being hosted by Tibetans!
Mark's room.
Mark's room.
He was a shy one.
He was a shy one.
The family's son stayed in a left-over relief tent.
The family's son stayed in a left-over relief tent.
Dale and I stayed here in the house. The floors were dirt but the nights were warmish thanks to the stove they installed. The plastic was to keep the bedding from getting too wet.
Dale and I stayed here in the house. The floors were dirt but the nights were warmish thanks to the stove they installed. The plastic was to keep the bedding from getting too wet.
Our hosts were extremely kind and very friendly.
Our hosts were extremely kind and very friendly.
White-eared Pheasant on the ridgeline.
White-eared Pheasant on the ridgeline.
White-winged Grossbeak feeding in the understory.
White-winged Grossbeak feeding in the understory.
Eventually we moved on to what was, seemingly, an even more spectacularly scenic area.
Eventually we moved on to what was, seemingly, an even more spectacularly scenic area.
The locals helped provide us with tips on where we could find Pallas's Cat.
The locals helped provide us with tips on where we could find Pallas's Cat.
View from the compound where we made camp.
View from the compound where we made camp.
Dale and Brian have Jazz Hands!
Dale and Brian have Jazz Hands!
The scenery could have been better.
The scenery could have been better.
But honestly not much.
But honestly not much.
Scanning for cats.
Scanning for cats.
An Ibisbill takes flight.
An Ibisbill takes flight.
Tibetan Fox were a familiar sight.
Tibetan Fox were a familiar sight.
Long hours scanning the hillsides for deer, antelope and predators.
Long hours scanning the hillsides for deer, antelope and predators.
Mark discovered Asian Badger soon after this!
Mark discovered Asian Badger soon after this!
Woolly Hare again
Woolly Hare again
Pika are the basis of the entire food chain it seems.
Pika are the basis of the entire food chain it seems.
I've always said that Dale is on his way to the top.
I've always said that Dale is on his way to the top.
Passing over the highest pass of the trip.
Passing over the highest pass of the trip.
The view from the top of the pass at 4,750 m or 15,584 feet.
The view from the top of the pass at 4,750 m or 15,584 feet.
I found excalibre and then I had to put it back.
I found excalibre and then I had to put it back.
The city of Yushu was surprisingly amazing.
The city of Yushu was surprisingly amazing.
Prayer wheels in Yushu
Prayer wheels in Yushu
Yushu's Las Vegas side
Yushu's Las Vegas side
The city was thriving.
The city was thriving.
Remnants of old Tibetan style buildings that survived the devastating earthquake.
Remnants of old Tibetan style buildings that survived the devastating earthquake.