Long Shadows and a Sierra Vista from White Mountain
It may not have gotten as much snow as its western neighbor, the Sierra Nevada , from California's epic winter but the White Mountains still had enough snowpack to make certain parts of it impassable even in late June. And as always it has some spectacular views from 11,000 feet.
Magnificent view from atop the southern most of the California Fourteeners. We happened to be up there as the remnants of a hurricane was passing over the Eastern Sierras. This shot is look north up to Mt. Whitney.
A summer trip to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains became a chance to experience some of the harsh weather that gave these legendary trees their unique weather-worn look. The monsoon storm provided a countless supply of thunderclouds which created a dramatic sky, marble-sized hail, and a trip not soon forgotten.