High above rainbow curve I know a spot I like to hike to. There is no trail and it is very steep. This area holds some of the most dramatic bristle cone pines in the park. It is a wind tunnel and no branches grow on the west sides of the trees. Twisted and deformed they continue to thrive. This one has been a skeleton for a lot of years, but it still stands tall and its roots still run deep. Rky Mt National Park. 100 year celebration this summer.