A twisted scared trunked tree is way off the beaten path compared to all of the other popular destinations for photographing the Tetons.
Find an area to park on the shoulder of the main inner-loop road near the North Jenny Lake Junction. Without any trail or established parking area, the route is a twenty-minute hike of faith to the east. After passing through a small wooded area continue east where the majority of the hike is through a flat sage field. Eventually the terrain makes a sudden drop in elevation and before dropping down to the next tier of sage, look around for the lonely tree that is located along the ridgeline.
Sunrise is the best time to photograph this view which turns the grey trunk into a golden Patriarch Tree. Be mindful around the wooded area near the road because it is a popular spot for elk and deer to find coverage and bed down for the evening.
Photo by Jonathan Adams