"These pine cones aren't very bristly." - A random child
Heading from the melting snow of the Sierras to the comparatively warm and dry White Mountains, my co-adventurer and I decided to check this area off of our list of places to see.
I can't help but admire the enduring nature of this ancient forest. The trees, bursting out of jagged rocks, have endured millennia against fires and storms, their branches twisted into flailing and flowing forms by gusting wind.