These twisted, bent, flayed trees are everywhere.
Whitebark pine on ridge southeast of Woodchuck Lake. Clark's nutcrackers like the pinenuts so much there is rarely even a partial cone like this one around the trees.
Whitebark pine south of Upper Box. As usual, there were no cones to be found.
Tall, robust tree growing alongside road.
Pinus albicaulis, with many common names including whitebark pine, white pine, pitch pine, scrub pine, and creeping pine, occurs in the mountains of the Western United States and Canada, specifically the subalpine areas of the Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Range, the Pacific Coast Ranges, and the Rocky Mountains from Wyoming through the Continental Ranges. It shares the common name creeping pine with several other "creeping pine" plants.