Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

Dead jeffery pine on Sentinel Dome

The knarled remains of this tree stand in mute testament to the harsh conditions it endured. This is the Jeffery Pine that Ansel Adams took a well known photo of. It died in 1976 but remained standing until 2003. This photo is from 2001, a couple of years before it fell over.
Date: July 26, 2001
Location: Sentinel Dome, Yosemite NP, CA