Walking out of Mammoth Lakes to the trailhead at Horseshoe Lake.
The pines, depending on their defect react to wind damage in very different ways. Many simply uproot from their shallow planted root system in the sandy soils, while others twist and distort, cracking under pressure. Tree compartmentalisation can be studied at great length in the region.
A National Monument, the Devils Postpile was formed from molten lava and glacial movement.
One of the many beautiful meadows, usually manifested by mosquitos.
More shallow reflection ponds that line the basin of many an alpine meadow.
The chocolate brown bark of the dominant tree species - Pinus sp.
The light at dusk has supreme clarity.