I wish I could remember the exact spot on Beaver Creek Mountain where I shot this. All I remember is that it was somewhere on the way to Beano’s Cabin, a beautiful restaurant mid-mountain. I was en route to lunch, running late, it was snowing, and when I saw this cluster of trees I immediately stopped and took a photo. It must have been somewhere near Ford’s Way along the Larkspur trail.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored by the James Beard Awards, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, the pdn Food Photography Awards and others. Based in Southern California, Brad currently serves as restaurant critic for the Orange County Register.