Nearest Area: Located within the Stanislaus National Forest
Best Season: Winter
Description: So many times I have read in Outdoor Photographer that when you come upon a scene of special interest, take a photo because it may not be there later. That's what happened in this situation. The tree was located right outside our cabin window and one morning after a heavy snowfall, I saw the beauty and simplicity of this branch and captured the scene. Shortly thereafter, another heavy snowstorm and freeze caused the tree to snap off. But I have a special photo to remember that 'snow-laden branch'.