Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

wsp_scott

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After coming off the trail 2 days early from my SEKI trip, I had to figure out what to do to fill a day. I randomly thought about bristlecone pines and a little googling I found the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest outside of Big Pine in the White Mountains. This turned out to be a great way to spend a day.

Looking across the Owens Valley towards the Sierra Nevada




Old miner's cabin




Bristlecone Pine










This is a couple thousand years old!?!?!


So is this


These trees are setup for great southern views (milky way photos) ...


... and this sign was nearby on the trail, I guess a lot of people have had the same thought :)


If you are ever in the area, this is a great way to spend a day. Highly recommended.
 
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