Our first day in Yosemite we were greeting by a very cold summer storm on Fourth of July weekend. The whole weekend was stormy and dramatic, I found out later the following week it snowed at Tioga Pass. This shot was taken at Olmstead Point.
Anyone who follows my posted photos knows that I have a fondness for these 4,000 year-old contorted trees found in the White Mountains just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains. This tree in particular is probably the most-photographed of the grove, and one I enjoy revisiting often.
If you do visit these trees be prepared to have your breath taken away, literally. They grow best in higher elevations. The notable trees in the White Mountains are around 10,000 feet elevation or higher. Even a simple walk around the grove will get you huffing and puffing until your climatized.