The photo turned out good, but as is typical, the limited field of vision in the photograph didn't capture the true essence of the scene. There was about an acre of these trees standing sentinel over the trail. Truly amazing.
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."