The purpose of this forum is to help people identify things they've seen while out hiking: wildflowers, trees, birds, insects, small animals, animal tracks, even geographical features like buttes or streams
Great, I need all the signs I can find. And my hat is off to those of you who can ID from bark.
Anyhow, here's one sign.
Which I now realize on preview can't be read, so here's an enlargement:
And the tree to the left, Limber Pine.
And the tree to the right, Bristlecone Pine.
Most of the Bristlecones in this grove had very little bark.
In general, I've found the bark of large, mature trees to be super confusing. Good on you all.
I keep making protein shakes but they always turn out like margaritas.