Winter Aspen on Mt. Rose<br />
I think aspen are one of my favorite trees.  They are beautiful in all stages of their life and all seasons of the year.  This group of aspen were photographed on Mt. Rose Highway on the way to Lake Tahoe in early winter.  The soft early morning light created an amazing contrast of the white of the aspen trees and the dark pines that were creating the backdrop.
Highway 267 Rest Stop<br />
This old outhouse sits along Highway 267 near Northstar, CA.  It was once used by the rangers that occupied the nearby cabin before this valley had roads.  The aspen all around this area are a big attraction to people driving over the pass to Lake Tahoe.