From Bozeman, MT head south on Highway 191 to Big Sky, MT. Lone Mountain Ranch has some great XC Ski trails to explore the area with mountain views and more intimate slices of this rugged area.
While cross country skiing along the trails of Lone Mountain Ranch during a snow storm, I spotted this stand of lodgepole pines and like the abstract nature of the scene. From the protection of the storm in the woods, I slected this group of trees isolated from the clifs behind. While an interesting color image, I further simplified the view with a B&W conversion.