please id the pine
Just got done with a road trip through North-Central Washington and spent the last night in Winthrop (definitely Ponderosa country). These pines were growing behind the lodge we were staying. Although the location, needles and habit of the tree say it should be Pinus ponderosa, the young cones do not to me. Is this a subspecies of some sort or a different species of pine that's simply out of place?