What you say about lodgepole pine is true, but these particular trees -- this small stand of lodgepole pine -- is not regrowth from seeds after the fire. I mean they were growing before the fire and did not burn. The fire was just 10 months before this photo was taken.
Nice . . . liked!
Best regards --Piere
Thanks for the addition of information to the photo.
Monument Valley is not in the State of Nevada.
I think you are right about which is the highest lake