Ancient Bristlecones and Milky Way, Schulman Grove, White Mountains, CA
These 2 magnificent bristle cones on the Discovery Trail are over 4,000 years old. It is amazing to see how 2 trees so close to one another are so different. One is twisted and gnarled with very little foliage as where the other is upright and has a fair amount of foliage. We rose about 2:00 am to capture the Milky Way rising to produce this composition.