Juniper, Highland Creek
The largest junipers I've ever encountered.
Trail Guide Information
Local Topo Hiking Map: Highland Creek
Regional Topo Hiking Map: Carson Iceberg Wilderness
Research led me to specialized websites run by academic professionals, and an identification of these specimens by Professor Robert P. Adams of Baylor University.
Professor Adams states that "...the big, beautiful juniper in your photos is now Juniperus grandis (formerly J. occidentalis var. australis).
Gymnosperm Database: Juniperus
Seen any junipers lately?