A fresh snowfall surrounds a group of Jeffrey Pines that reach for the last warmth of sunlight before night sets in. This small grouping survives along the crest of the Sierra Nevada Range. These trees, in this specific location, endure severe winters with winds well over 100 mph during strong winter storms. The trees are anchored in the rocks with their roots and grow sideways due to the heavy winds along the crest of the High Sierra Nevada Range. Image taken May 28, 2010.