Taken near the Eastern Sierra Nevada town of Independence, Ca. The road leads to the Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery which is a beautiful place. In the background you can see some of the Alabama Hills which I have featured in other photographs.
I was driving to the hatchery when these flowers caught my attention. I forget what they are called at the moment. They were really prickly though.
Since this was taken there was a massive mudslide that killed all the fish in the hatchery, destroyed houses and flooded this road with debris and tons of mud. It looked like quite a project to clean up the mess.