I did a short backpacking trip into Sequoia National Park, hauling about nine pounds of camera gear. On the second day, I was passing through some old-growth forest when I spooked an owl. Once I photographed it, I managed to identify it as a Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis. By the fourth day, I photographed a nice male Blue Grouse, Dendragpus obscurus. I’ll put those shots in the online photo gallery.