Monday, July 3, 2017

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

I've wanted to visit this place for a long time and it didn't disappoint.  From remote Hwy 395, we turned east on even-more-remote Hwy 168, then turned north onto a more narrow, steeper, and windier road to drive to 10,000' in the White Mountains.  We were early and there were few people on any of the roads.  When we arrived at the Visitor's Center and began hiking through some of the forest, our solitude magnified the dramatic silence of this ancient forest that contains the oldest trees in the world, the oldest being 4,700 years old.

Sierra range in rear - wow!

Looking down into Death Valley










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