Spring growth coming up along the forest floor among the dried winter pine cones and pine needles.
Winter Pine Cones
The dried pine cones from winter’s frost.
Shimmering aspens along the rocky trail.
Through the aspen forest
Trail leading through the forest of aspen trees.
A lone aspen tree highlighted by the ray of sunshine.
The new green leaves of spring.
Green aspens leaves
Backlit green aspen leaves.
Tree roots extending out along the trail.
Aspen among the Pines
Aspen Tree among the pines.
Timber creek crossing.
Into the Aspens
The trail heads up into the aspen grove.
Dandelions and Lupine
Dandelions and yellow lupine were starting to sprout along the trail.
One of the timbers was cracked along this creek crossing and forced a little tight rope walking to the other side.
These aspen trees have arched from the snow and winds of the winter months.
White granite shows itself on some of these rocks surrounded by the green moss.
The interesting textures of the moss growing on the rocks along the trail.
Fungal formations on the rocks.
Some branches of pine trees sprouting out near the bottom of this tree.
The unique colors and textures of the dead timbers in the forest.
The tangled wiry textures of a dead pine tree.
Yellow Lupine along the forest floor.
The blue reflection from the sky along a creek crossing.
Yellow Bells along the trail.