Gaudineer Scenic Area, (Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks) West Virginia
Exploring the northeast corner of West Virginia back in 2000, where I learned there are quite unusual environments on surviving mountaintops that haven't been lumbered, mined, or blown up. Some are high enough in altitude that they support an ecosystem that matches those several hundred miles to the north, looking very much like some of the forests you encounter in New England. The reference snap isn't from the horizontal shot I liked best from the session, but from a vertical picture centered on another tree not far away. It still serves to identify the shots. The state scenic area information sign fills in some more of the details.