That area is beautiful isn't it. I agree with you on the knob. The bristle cones are a difficult photograph for me. I have shot these trees, and can never capture the feeling. If I could pump the spirit of a 4000 year old tree into my photograph I'm sure it would look amazing, but somehow that spirit seems to escape every time I click the button. Case in point - from the Pentax WG-3 on the Pacific Crest Trial.