10,500 feet defines the beginning of the alpine zone where trees are unable to grow due to the thin atmosphere and harsh conditions. Here is pictured the subalpine zone at just under 10,000 where spruce, firs, aspens, grass, and cow parsnip are among the relative few species to survive. Being so close to an elevation where no species can survive, their greens appear more vibrant than the forests of lower elevations.
*Color image printed on lustre photo paper
*Image size is 8x10