Least Chipmunk standing on edge of rock

The Least Chipmunk is one of the smallest of the Chipmunks. It lives in large areas of western and northern North America.

Least Chipmunk on lichen covered rock, tail erect

I had pulled the car off the road to take a break and admire scenery. Just a short ways off the road I saw this little Chipmunk pop up onto a rock. It appeared to notice me and watch me for a very short time, then hopped from rock to rock before finally disappearing around a larger group of rocks.