Belding Ground Squirrel (Citellus beldingi) with mouthful of grass for food or bedding. One older common name of this species is "picket pin", as they often sit bolt-upright and from a distance look like a wooden peg that someone has driven into the meadow to tie a horse to. I believe that the practice of "picketing" livestock is no longer allowed; it sometimes resulted in round sandy blowouts where the horse or mule grazed everything within its reach right down to the dirt.
A few of the buildings of Sunrise High Sierra Camp.
The middle portion of Long Meadow, looking north, with JMT visible on right. Columbia Finger is the prominent peak. The trail departs the meadow and goes to the east of Columbia Finger. I was tired and dragging (note time in "photo info" seen when cursor is over photo) and looking for a campsite. Mosquitoes were moderate.