We chose the 'right' trail...and it lead us along this little valley.
I just LOVE this tree!!! I think it was a Bristle Cone Pine. I wonder how old it is? (they live for hundreds of years in rough climate)
More of the valley... this is approx. 8,600 Ft. elevation. Don't you just love the old fallen tree? Me and my daughter just loving our trail. A few times I would take off jogging...I would remember the days I would do that where I grew up. I would love to jog off-road through the forests. The cool breeze. The freedom from everyone and everything. Of course, I'm not in shape for it this time, but just to do it (however short of time..or breathe) felt absolutely liberating. My daughter thought I was crazy..hence her t-shirt...she would help at events in San Diego ..not run them! hahahaha